The Amazing Judi Figel – Cabaret & Dancing
By popular demand of its cabaret-loving audience, Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts
is pleased to feature the thrilling vocal artistry of one of the preeminent and most on-
demand singers in the Pittsburgh jazz and cabaret scene, JUDI FIGEL, backed by the
superb musicians in her band – to create an unforgettable evening in the intimate
environment of Lincoln Hall on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 7:30 PM. ARCA is grateful for
the very generous support of donors Michael and Linda Bradley who enthusiastically have
sponsored Judi’s return to Lincoln Hall.
At home in front of an eighteen-piece band or at the piano herself, Judi’s singing is tasty,
artistic, powerful and soulful. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear Judi right
here in the in intimate acoustics of Lincoln Hall – and to dance at the back. Known for her
extraordinary voice and musicianship, Judi Figel is a celebrated singer in the jazz scene and
musical nightlife in the Pittsburgh area who takes her audiences on a ride from pop,
country, the blues and jazz standards to musical theater and light rock.
As has been said of Judi’s singing and vocal artistry, “WHAT A VOICE! This singer really has
the pipes – and a beautiful heart to match!” Judi and the superb instrumentalists in her
Trio – David Crisci on keyboards, Robbie Klein on sax and flute, and Mickey Zangus on
drums – will create an unforgettable evening of cabaret singing and dance music.
Tickets are Adults $25, Members $20, Students $5. Buy online at alleghenyriverstone.org
or call 724-659-3153 to reserve and pay by cash or check at the door. Wine, beer and
Water for sale.
Judi Figel is a celebrated singer in the jazz scene and musical nightlife in the Pittsburgh
area. A dynamite singer and great pianist, Judi performs a wide variety of music styles. Her
repertoire includes pop, jazz, country, light rock, Broadway and standards. Her fun-loving
personality along with strong vocals will surely captivate and delight!
Moving gracefully from performing as a solo singer/pianist to big band, Judi has performed
with her “Judi Figel Duo/Trio” in countless public venues in the Pittsburgh area
and performed for many years at private venues with the dance band “Starfire”. Having
been a featured vocalist with the West Hills Jazz Ensemble and the Trinity Jazz Orchestra
big band, Judi has performed at the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta and the Byham
She has done pre-shows at the Post-Gazette Pavilion and the Chevrolet Amphitheater for
Bobby Vinton, John Fogerty, John Cougar Mellencamp, Earth, Wind and Fire, Chicago, Steely
Dan and the Police. Judi also has performed alongside Pittsburgh legends Harold Betters,
Jimmy Sapienza and Roger Humphries, Sr. to name just a few. These days Judi works
almost exclusively with the very gifted keyboardist David Crisci.
Judi also has been a much sought after soloist for wedding ceremonies and receptions since
1980. She has recorded as a vocalist on several local artists’ albums and has done several
commercial spots and is currently in production on a solo CD project.
Originally from the West Mifflin area, Judi now resides in Monroeville. She earned a
Bachelor of Music at Oberlin College as a piano major/voice minor specializing in Music
Education and a Master of Music Education at Duquesne University.
Judi has now retired from teaching music in western Pennsylvania after 32 years. These
days, she is a full-time professional musician in and around the Pittsburgh area, along the
Gulf Coast of Florida and everywhere in between!