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Judah Sealy

National Smooth Jazz Recording Artist Judah Sealy is a Saxophonist, Keyboardist and Producer from Rochester N.Y.

Judah picked up the saxophone at a young age while attending School of The Arts from middle school to high school. (Class of '02). Judah graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in '07 with a B.A in Music. Shortly after graduating college Judah became a regular on the Rochester music scene as a side man and eventually as a bandleader in the years to come. During high school and while in college he found a knack for producing music. In May of 2014 Judah Sealy released his first self-produced single "Lifted" which led to his first smooth jazz album  entitled "The Arrival" on August 14th 2015. This album featured hit songs such as “Timeless Love” and “Nightime”. His follow up to his debut album was a Christmas album entitled “A Judah Sealy Christmas” which was released in December 2016.

May of 2018 saw the release of his highly anticipated album “Welcome Home”.  The 14-track album was written and produced entirely by Judah Sealy and features the hit single “Turn It Up”. “Talking Smooth Jazz” ranked “Welcome Home” as one of the top ten albums of 2018. Judah’s single  “Turn It Up” is the latest single from the album “Welcome Home” and is currently playing on billboard stations around the country, including Sirius XM Watercolors”. In March of 2020, Judah will release his brand new single entitled "Off The Charts" which will be followed up by a brand new album in the summer.

Judah Sealy’s unique sound comes from a blend of vintage R&B, gospel, neo-soul and funk with some contemporary R&B influences as well. Judah's smooth saxophone style is heavily influenced by Kirk Whalum, George Furlow, Gerald Albright, and Boney James to name a few. His is also an accomplished pianist in his own right. He has shared the stage with many known acts including Kirk Franklin, Maze ft Frankie Beverly and has played on many stages including the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.  Judah Sealy is a very much in-demand musician that plays in various groups around his hometown and Western New York. In addition to being a recording artist and bandleader, he also has a passion for Music Education as well as Music Ministry. Judah Sealy has been a music teacher since 2009 and his been active in music ministry since 2001 playing piano in his local church. Currently, he is a music teacher at Rochester Prep West Charter Elementary School and Music Director at Church Of Love Faith Center. He is married and lives in Rochester, NY with his wife Phylicia Rae and daughter Raya.

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