Maggie Worsdale

Maggie Worsdale

"Maggie is a total package: classy, sophisticated, playful, and amazingly talented. Our patrons sought me out to compliment me on the wonderful evening they had and to make sure she would return as soon as possible!"
Lori-Ann Quinn, Director Waldwick Public Library Waldrick, NJ 

An international artist, Maggie Worsdale has performed at many of the major concert halls, cabarets and jazz venues around the country and in Europe. She has released four studio albums and has appeared as a guest artist on three others.

Maggie Worsdale has a voice that defies categorization. Jazz, broadway, standards and novelty songs are all part of her repertoire. She is a richly talented, entertainer who has that special something, that natural born nuance, that captures an audience. In 2009 and 2010 Maggie was selected as one of the 10 Best Jazz Singers in NY/NJ area and was featured in the annual Sinatra Birthday Bash Celebration at the world famous Count Basie Theater in Red Bank NJ. Maggie is the lead singer for the jazz revue band SWEET WHISKEY.

Kevin Eubanks, former musical director on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, says about Maggie's album

THE BEST IS YET TO COME

"This is Maggie Worsdale's second album. Listening to her incredibly versatile vocal quality brings to mind many adjectives that only begin to describe her unique talent; sassy, sophisticated, broad, intimate, vivacious, vibrant, clear and electrifying are just a few that approach giving the listener an idea of what to expect. She has that special ability to take a song and make you listen - really listen to what it has to say. No vocal tricks or gimmicks; just straight away down to earth talent with warmly engaging and intelligent interpretations. Maggie is pure entertainer with a voice that delivers on every note. Just like her title song suggests, THE BEST IS YET TO COME!"

 

Education: B.A. Degree Theater/English Marietta College/Marietta, Ohio

Continued vocal training: Westminster Choir College/Princeton, New Jersey      U.C.L.A./Los Angeles, California

Career Highlights:

Opening act for Bob Hope and George Burns.                              

Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, Dallas Texas, Atlanta Georgia, Chicago, Boston

The Ritz Carlton in Dana Point California, Amelia Island Florida, Boston, Half Moon Bay California, Pasadena California, Miami, Naples Florida, New Orleans, Palm Beach Florida, Phoenix, Sarasota Florida

The Plush Room in San Francisco

The Duplex Theater in NYC

The Petroleum Club in Dallas, San Antonio, Laredo, and Lubbock Texas

The Cinegrill in Hollywood

Channings in Edinburgh Scotland

Guest singer with THE DONCASTER ORCHESTRA in Doncaster England

Lead Singer for The Ked Parrock Orchestra Girl Singer with THE JAZZ PROTAGONISTS

Guest Singer for THE SPECTRUM JAZZ BAND in NYC

Birdland NYC

The Red Room - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Symphony Space NYC

Guest singer for Les Brown and His Band Of Renown

Jazz'sAlive San Antonio, TX guest entertainer 2001

Guest Vocalist for The Williamsburg Consort - September 2009 - 2016

Guest artist at the annual "Sinatra Birthday Bash" at The Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ in 2009 and 2010

Guest Vocalist at the Gershwin Tribute Featuring Jon Faddis and John Colianni at THE COUNT BASIE THEATER in Red Bank, NJ in 2013. 


 

By Ginny Raue

WEST MILFORD — The West Milford Township Library scored one for the books when they invited Maggie Worsdale to perform at their “Monday Night Summer Series” earlier this month.

In a tribute to three before-their-time vamps – Mae West, Marlene Dietrich and Sophie Tucker - Worsdale held the audience in the palms of her capable hands.

Worsdale, an entertaining, humorous, down-to-earth performer, came with notable credentials; she was an opening act for Bob Hope and George Burns, a guest singer with Les Brown and His Band of Renown and has performed at major concert halls, cabarets and jazz venues worldwide. She was chosen as one of the “10 Best Jazz Singers in the NY/NJ Area” in 2009 and 2010.

Opening her act with “Let Me Entertain You,” she went on to do just that. Each “Blazin’ Blonde” came to life as Worsdale told their story and sang a selection of their songs. Though not a blonde, Worsdale radiated all the sassy, brassy characteristics of the three sirens of stage and screen.

Lead Singer for SWEET WHISKEY BAND - songs under the influence.



 

All That Jazz

Williamsburg Consort - Maggie Worsdale