“Her knowledge of all types of music is expansive, dimensional and inclusive.  She is  an excellent composer and musician. Her original compositions leave audiences spellbound and amazed.”   M.L. Leibler, poet, Professor of English at Wayne State University.

“Her motivating vision is that ALL music is worthy; she finds connections between a rock tune and an Elizabethan madrigal.”  Dr. David Daniels, Conductor and Music Director of the Warren Symphony Orchestra.


  • LIVE PERFORMANCES OF ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS   @  The Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts,  Music Box at the Detroit Symphony Max M. Fisher Music Center, Rackham Aud.,  The Scarab Club, Affirmations Gallery and elsewhere
  • “SECRET OF JONNY STRANGE” Animated Short Film by Erol Oksus,  presented live at the Detroit Symphony Max M. Fisher Music Center, 2007. Composed and performed original soundtrack.
  • “STICK IT” presented at the  2008 48HR. WINDSOR FILM FESTIVAL. Composed and performed original soundtrack
  • JWT / FORD DEALERS SPOT; composed and performed music track


  • Worden Co./ Group Ex/ Pluto Post – WDET “Different Kind of Radio”                      (Silver Caddy awards ’03)
  • Doner Agency: PNC Bank, Expedia, Autotrader
  • Leo Burnett Agency: Cadillac 2006 Superbowl video presentation
  • Michelle Andonian Productions – Amway “Campaign for Children”
  • Mad River Post – “Discover Card”

Live DJ Performances

Career Highlights

Judy Adams  professional career spans more than 40 years in music programming, live radio production and management, garnering more than forty (40) awards for program excellence.

Having worked at Detroit’s radio power houses, WXYX (ABC), WVMV (CBS),WWWW, and WRIF (ABC), she made her mark at WDET, Detroit Public Radio. As program director and prime time host for over 30 years, she is credited with designing their signature eclectic music format; inspired by her daily show “Morphogenesis” which  creatively blended genres giving people an understanding of the harmonious interconnections between cultures and artistic expression.  She also utilized innovative programming techniques resulting in high levels of audience satisfaction and loyalty. Under her creative direction the station saw a 400% increase in audience and revenue and was consistently voted Best Radio Station in annual media polls, etc.

Some artists she has interviewed for her programs include Herbie Hancock, George Clinton, Philip Glass, Sun Ra, Pat Metheny, Allen Ginsberg, Smokey Robinson & Dizzy Gillespie just to name a few. See interview list below. She has written about contemporary music for Creem magazine and was one of their founding editors.

Adams is currently producing a “world jazz” music program for CJAM-FM, Windsor, Ontario. She draws from the experience of having produced over 7,500 programs in her career.

She is also producer and host of the “Jazz Cafe Discovery Series” at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Detroit, Mi.


Oakland University, Rochester, Mi. , BA Music Composition/Piano; Wayne State University, Detroit, Mi. Fine, additional classwork in Fine, Performing and Communication Arts


M A J O R    A R T I S T S    I N T E R V I E W E D    B Y    J U D Y    A D A M S    I N C L U D E :

Brian Auger

Joan Baez

Jeff Beck

Ara Berberian

Big Sugar

Ed Blackwell

Art Blakey

Billy Branch

Clarence Gatemouth Brown

RL Burnside

Robert Cray

Terry Callier

James Carter

Regina Carter

Don Cherry

Cyrus Chestnut

George Clinton

Billy Cobham

Albert Collins

Judy Collins

Chick Corea

Carl Craig

David Crosby

Karl Denson

Placido Domingo

Danny Elfman

The Detroit Experiment

Bo Diddley

Al DiMeola


George Duke

Eliane Elias

Amp Fiddler

Robben Ford

Edgar Froese

Bela Fleck

Aretha Franklin

Ewell Gibbons

Dizzy Gillespie

Allen Ginsberg

Philip Glass

Gotan Project

Griot Galaxy

Arlo Guthrie

Buddy Guy

Charlie Haden

Herbie Hancock

Fareed Haque

Ben Harper

Mickey Hart

Warren Haynes

Eddie Hazel

Michael Hedges

Matthew Herbert

Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks

John Lee Hooker

Ahmad Jamal

Keith Jarrett

BB King

Al Kooper

K.D. Lang

Bettye Lavette

Julian Lennon

Ottmar Leibert

Les Nubians

Los Amigos Invisibles

Ashley MacIsaac

Taj Mahal

Wynton Marsalis

Hugh Masekela

Derrick May

John Mayall

Christian McBride

Delbert McClinton

John McLaughlin

Pat Metheny

Buddy Miles

Bill Miller

Mulgrew Miller

Joni Mitchell


Glenn Moore

Paul Motian

Oliver Mtukudzi

Charlie Musselwhite

Alan Parsons

Gilles Peterson

Jean Luc Ponty

Phil Proctor

Don Pullen

Sun Ra

Bonnie Raitt

Noel Redding

Dewey Redman

Smokey Robinson

Sonny Rollins

Buffy Saint Marie

Joe Sample

David Sanborn

Pharoah Sanders

Savoy Brown

Kevin Saunderson

John Scofield

Compay Segundo

Juan Serrano

Ravi Shankar

G.E. Smith

Chris Smither

Steel Pulse

Mike Stern

Stephen Stills

Craig Taborn

Tangerine Dream

Leon Thomas

David Torn

Ralph Towner

Robin Trower

McCoy Tyner

Rob Tyner

Michael Urbaniak with Ursula Dudziak

Sippie Wallace

Lenny White

Widespread Panic

Tony Williams

Bernie Worrell and many many more…