Lucy Woodward

After four successful performances last year, American singer Lucy Woodward returns to the Netherlands for a concert at the Red Light Jazz Festival, at the Bulldog Hotel. The concert of Lucy and her Dutch band will highlight her latest album Til They Bang On The Door (GroundUP / Verve /Universal). She will also perform her older work at the Bulldog Hotel.

Lucy Woodward was born in London and spent her early childhood in Amsterdam. Then she moved to the U.S. and grew up in New York with her mother and spent the summers in Soest with her father. As a daughter of two classically trained musicians, it is obvious that Woodward understands music. She just finished school when Lucy starts singing jazz songs in restaurants in New York. She performs with cover bands and writes songs for others. Atlantic Records is impressed by Woodward and releases her debut-album While You Can in 2003. The single Dumb Girls lands in the Top 40 and her composition (There’s Gotta Be) More To Life, performed by Stacie Orrico, reaches the Top 5.

To provide for her maintenance, Lucy sings numerous film soundtracks and TV commercials. Meanwhile, she continues writing songs and performing with her own band. The following album of Lucy is titled Lucy Woodward is … Hot and Bothered (2008) and was produced by Itaal Shur (Santana, Maxwell) and Tim K (Tiny Hearts). The album shows the jazzy side of Lucy. Her next album Hooked! appears two years later on the jazz label Verve. Both albums, in which Lucy reverts to her musical roots in New York City, accelerate her career.

In 2011 Lucy gets in touch with Michael League, the frontman of the New York based jazz and fusion group Snarky Puppy with whom she records songs and goes on tour. Lucy contributes to two tracks on the Grammy award-winning Snarky Puppy album Family Dinner, Vol. 1, including the track Too Hot To Last.

In 2016 Lucy’s fourth solo album Til They Bang On The Door came out. It’s an all-star production featuring Snarky Puppy members Cory Henry and League himself, plus keyboardist /producer Henry Hey (David Bowie, Forq). In addition to her solo career, Woodward worked with big names such as Rod Stewart, Chaka Khan, Pink Martini, Celine Dion, Nikka Costa, Carole King and Joe Cocker. Her songs and voice were heard in feature films such as What a Girl Wants, The Blind Side, Music and Lyrics and Ice Princess.

  • “What a voice …”
    RUSSELL CROWE (on Twitter)

  • “Her voice is a pleasant mix of wide-eyed charm and in-theknowplayfulness. Like a piece of clove gum, she’s got a good kick, and the flavor lingers pretty well afterwards.”

    (JAZZ WEEKLY)

  • “A steamy, string-kissed slice of retro British pop by a versatile singer/songwriter.”

    (USA TODAY)

  • “Tantalizing”

    (ALL MUSIC)

Line Up

  • Lucy Woodward
  • Vocals
  • Jordy Kalfsvel
  • Keyboards
  • Jeroen Vierdag
  • Bass
  • Niek de Bruijn
  • Drums
  • Jelle Roozenburg
  • Guitar

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