Judi Silvano’s colorful history has led her from an early dance career and training as a classical singer in Philadelphia, to becoming an accomplished jazz vocalist, composer and most recently a visual artist.
Silvano has been painting and drawing throughout her life and became a collector of art and artifacts from around the world with an appreciation for diverse cultures during her travels. Silvano’s evolution as a visual artist shows her unique personal history as dancer and musician in her visual renderings.
Silvano is a member of Goshen Art League, Woodstock Art Association, Northeast Watercolor Society, Middletown Art Group, Washingtonville Art Cooperative, Kent Art Association and is a Represented Artist at the Wallkill River School and Gallery. She has received the Mary Evelyn Whitehill Award for one of her Watercolors, First Prize for a Pastel in a juried show and Honorable Mention for one of her Encaustic Oils from the Middletown Art Group.
As a singer, Silvano has toured internationally and recorded with jazz greats Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden, Kenny Werner and Gunther Schuller among others, has released 12 albums of both classic and original songs, has been voted Best Jazz Singer in the Hudson Valley as well as a Top Ten Jazz Vocalist four times in Down Beat International Polls. Her Chamber Music compositions have been performed on stages in New York City and Europe.
Her focus as an artist in recent years has been documentation of her many travels as well as Musicians and Dancers that have inspired her. Some of her subjects include Isadora Duncan and jazz luminaries such as McCoy Tyner, Sheila Jordan, John Scofield and Joe Lovano.
In addition, Silvano’s paintings have been featured as cover art for her Standards recording “Indigo Moods” (Puerta Vallarta at Sunset, Watercolor), Joe Lovano’s “Quartet Classic: Live at Newport” (Fiery Sky, Watercolor), pianist David Janeway’s “Secret Passages” (Musician’s Dream, Encaustic) and Silvano’s own “Lessons Learned” (Sunset In the Field, Watercolor) of Original Songs and Lyrics due in 2018.
She continues to perform as a vocalist and has a passion for sharing her knowledge of song interpretation and vocal improvisation in Concerts and Master Classes around the world in addition to painting an ever-expanding subject material of the world around her.
Web site: www.judisilvano.com