Lydia Salett Dudley is the bandleader for the group JAZZ XPRESSIONS feat. LYDIA SALETT DUDLEY, a contemporary jazz group, based in Raleigh, NC.
Jazz Xpressions consist of music educators & performers who can be seen performing at various festivals, public and private venues. The band has released several projects including; Jazz Xpressions, which is comprised of uniquely arranged jazz standards released in September 2019. This Is Christmas, a holiday project, released in December 2019 is comprised of traditional holiday standards, hymns and original compositions. Her recent 2020 single 'WHATCHA GONNA SAY' was featured in the NY Times magazine article. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/13/arts/music/voices-of-east-harlem-gospel-protest.html.
Her latest single "There's A Winner In You" was released in June 2021. She received a grant from the Chamber Music America for Her work as a female led jazz band leader and plans to release a project in the fall of 2022. Her nonprofit organization The Salett Art Center, Inc. is geared to served at risk youth by provide music education that empowers each individual to express their own voice. Her most memorable performance was at the childhood home of Nina Simone in Tryon, NC, which was declared a national treasure in 2018.