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JAM 66 Radio: Judith Owen

JAM 66 Radio: Judith Owen


Judith Owen, a performer whose stylistic range spans rock, pop,
classical, jazz, blues, and musical theatre, Owen is also a comedic
actress and master storyteller.

Born into an overtly musical Welsh family, Judith Owen grew up in
London surrounded by classical music, ballet, theatre, and the fine
arts.  Owen was also exposed to many jazz icons and Broadway musicals
that her parents loved (the mixture would become her signature sound).

Owen quickly began performing at a variety of different venues around
London. Her unique hybrid of classical/jazz-influenced styled sound
soon affirmed a regular slot at Ronnie Scotts.

With Thirteen critically acclaimed album releases, multiple live
shows (mini-musicals as she describes them), from Ronnie Scott’s to The
Royal Albert Hall and Syndey Opera House and her “cinematic” songs
featured in film and TV.

Pre lockdown, Judith wrapped up a tour in Europe and the U.K. to
adoring fans, during which time she joined Richard Thompson as a
featured guest (along with a cavalcade of British rock and folk royalty)
at his 70th birthday celebration at London’s Royal Albert Hall. She
then joined another legend… bassist Derek Smalls (“formerly of the band
formerly known as Spinal Tap”), for a series of concerts in the U.S.
followed by a handful of intimate shows in Australia with percussionist
Pedro Segundo.

Judith Owen is co-creator and co-host of the annual “Christmas
Without Tears” charity variety show that has featured guests including
Steven Merchant, Tim Minchin, Catherine O’Hara, and many others.

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