Judi Silvano

Judi Silvano (born May 8, 1951) is a jazz singer and composer.

Judi Silvano
Birth nameJudith Silverman
Born (1951-05-08) May 8, 1951
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation(s)Singer, composer
Years active1980–present
Associated actsJoe Lovano


Before attending college she studied flute, piano, and dance. She graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a degree in music and dance. She is a scholar of Sheila Jordan and of Jeanne Lee. For her album Woman's Work, she researched music by women composers. Her own compositions have been played on stages in New York City and Europe. She has collaborated with Mal Waldron, Kenny Werner, and Bill Frisell. When she married saxophonist Joe Lovano, she changed her last name from Silverman to Silvano. Since 2011 she has been studying painting at the Wallkill River School of Art in Montgomery, New York, and has exhibited her work in galleries.[1][2]


  • Dancing Voices (JSL, 1992)
  • Vocalise (Blue Note, 1997)
  • Songs I Wrote or Wish I Did (JSL 2000)
  • Riding a Zephyr with Mal Waldron (Soul Note, 2002)
  • Let Yourself Go (Zoho, 2004)
  • Women's Work (JSL, 2007)
  • Live Takes (JSL, 2008)
  • Indigo Moods (Jazzed Media, 2012)
  • My Dance with Michael Abene (JSL, 2014)
  • Lessons Learned (Unit, 2018)[3]

As guest

With Joe Lovano

With others

  • For This Gift, Michael Bocian (GunMar, 1983)
  • Comin' and Goin' , Jim Pepper (Atlantic, 1985)
  • Fourth World, James Emery (New Life, 2002)
  • Reflections, Adam Kolker (Sunnyside, 2011)
  • Listen to This, Judi Silvano and Bruce Arnold (Muse-Eek, 2016)
  • Cloudwalking, Judi Silvano and Bruce Arnold (Muse-Eek, 2018)


  1. Canter, Andrea (27 September 2007). "Jazz Police - Celebrating Women's Work with Judi Silvano". Jazz Police/Archive.org. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  2. Milkowski, Bill (1 September 2008). "Joe Lovano & Judi Silvano - JazzTimes". JazzTimes. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  3. Judi Silvano & The Zephyr Band, Lessons learned. Review by Alex Henderson, NYCJR, December 2018, Issue 200, page 18. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
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