For several years Judy Eames was the singer with the original Big Bear Stompers, led by Dave Moorwood. During her time with the band she had the opportunity to sing with many eminent guests such as Humphrey Lyttelton, Acker Bilk, Pat Halcox, Roy Williams and Digby Fairweather. Guests from the USA included Marilyn Middleton, Jim Fryer, Jeff Barnhart, and Jim Beatty, with whom the band recorded at the 1995 Bude Jazz Festival.

In 1997 Judy met Tony Davis at the Birmingham Jazz Festival, and she subsequently made frequent appearances with his Midlands-based band, the Zenith Hot Stompers, guesting with them at the Bude and Keswick Festivals, and (in May 2003) at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee in California.

When the Big Bear Stompers were re-formed in 2004 Judy was the automatic choice as their vocalist. Her own current bands are the all too rarely heard Kaminsky Connection and the "Jazz Revellers", with whom she can sometimes be seen at The Famous Trout at Lechlade (where her CD "Fallen Angel" was recorded), and at many other clubs and restaurants in the Midlands and South of England.

Through her regular visits to the USA Judy has forged links with many American musicians, notably the Californian band Cell Block 7,with whom she sang in San Diego California, Mesa Arizona and of course Sacramento. Tracks from her CDs have been played on the Chicago-based radio programme, the Original Big Band Showcase, hosted by Denny Farrell, who in May 2006 devoted a segment of his show to an interview with Judy and Tony Davis. This followed a trip to New Orleans for the French Quarter Festival, where her appearance at a private party won her many new admirers (musically speaking, of course).

Another first, in March 2006, was a performance by Judy with 'the Kaminsky Four' - Tony, Mike Wills, Malcolm Hogarth and Isabel Toner - at the Bohém Ragtime Festival in Kecskemét, Hungary. In addition she was invited to close the Festival with a rendition of "We'll Meet Again", backed by an international all-star band which included our old friend Matthias Seuffert - an unforgettable experience!

In 2006 Judy began to appear with Paul Munnery's big band, Harlem. She recorded a track for their CD Harlemania, recorded in April 2006, and built up an impressive repertoire with this 11-piece jazz orchestra before its demise at the end of 2010.