Judy Roberts Greg Fishman
Singer-pianist Judy Roberts ruled over so many jazz rooms in Chicago for so many years, her fans still feel her vibe here years after she moved to Phoenix. Her visits here reinforce the feeling that she never left.
A role model for many artists who followed her, Roberts has never been satisfied with limiting herself to one style or format. During a single set, she can range from dazzling bop runs to beautifully interpreted standards to a classical fantasia. Comfortable in any instrumental setting, she is most at home with the excellent saxophonist Greg Fishman, which is only right since she’s married to him. Their longstanding duo brings a new intimacy to the tenor-and-piano format.