Judi has been singing since the age of four, and began her professional career in 1983. Starting with Folk/Country, Musical Theater, and Opera, Judi has explored Jazz, Pop, R&B and Gospel, and now tackles just about any style – “good songs are just that – no need to choose one style over the other.”

In 1987, Judi moved to the Twin Cities and has developed long term musical relationships with many of the Twin Cities finest:  Lori Dokken, “The Wolverines Classic Jazz Orchestra”, “St. Croix Jazz Orchestra”, “JazzMN Big Band”, “The Girls”, and her own “Judi, Cliff ‘n’ Daves”.

In 1997, Judi began working with singer extraordinaire Bobby McFerrin, and joined his a cappella group “Voicestra” in 2001. Currently Judi is touring with Bobby in his 5 piece a cappella group “Gimme5”. 

“The incredible thing about Judi is that no matter what style she happens to be singing, it sounds as though she doesn’t do anything else”…Rick Carlson – Pianist

  Joey Blake, David Worm, Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, and Judi Vinar are “Gimme5”    Photo by David Dzubinski

Joey Blake, David Worm, Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, and Judi Vinar are “Gimme5”

Photo by David Dzubinski

  Judi, David Foley, Cliff Wittstruck & Dave Hazel were “Judi, Cliff ‘n’ Daves”.  Their CD “Ballads and Bossas” is a sweet acoustic song collection.  Check it out on ITunes by searching     Music Jazz Judi Donaghy

Judi, David Foley, Cliff Wittstruck & Dave Hazel were “Judi, Cliff ‘n’ Daves”. Their CD “Ballads and Bossas” is a sweet acoustic song collection. Check it out on ITunes by searching

Music Jazz Judi Donaghy

  (Back Row) Marlon Saunders, Roger Treece, David Worm, Judi Donaghy, Beth Quist, (Middle Row) Pierre Cook, Nick Bearde, Bobby McFerrin, Janis Siegel, Rhiannon, Kirsten Faulke.  (Front) and Joey Blake are "Voicestra" - 2007

(Back Row) Marlon Saunders, Roger Treece, David Worm, Judi Donaghy, Beth Quist, (Middle Row) Pierre Cook, Nick Bearde, Bobby McFerrin, Janis Siegel, Rhiannon, Kirsten Faulke. (Front) and Joey Blake are "Voicestra" - 2007

  Judi, Lori Dokken, Debbie Duncan and Erin Schwab were    "The Girls" - 1998

Judi, Lori Dokken, Debbie Duncan and Erin Schwab were

"The Girls" - 1998

  "The Girls" with new member, Patty Peterson,  2009

"The Girls" with new member, Patty Peterson, 2009

  "The Wolverines Jazz Orchestra" in 2009  “Sink Or Swing” CD with Judi and Wolverines Quartet available on ITunes.  Search Music Jazz Judi Donaghy

"The Wolverines Jazz Orchestra" in 2009 “Sink Or Swing” CD with Judi and Wolverines Quartet available on ITunes. Search Music Jazz Judi Donaghy

  Collaborators and dearest friends since 1989; Lori Dokken and Judi still sing and teach together regularly.  Consider being a member of the Unity Minneapolis Choir or taking the Tuesday Vocal Workshop!

Collaborators and dearest friends since 1989; Lori Dokken and Judi still sing and teach together regularly. Consider being a member of the Unity Minneapolis Choir or taking the Tuesday Vocal Workshop!