Judith thoroughly enjoys her life and music.
And she radiates that joy.
She has a wide catalogue, from material that is written by herself to jazz standards and pop songs. Never without giving pieces her own touch.
Right now she is touring with A Jazz Tribute to ABBA. With her band she jazzed up ABBA songs. She also still showcases the album Trav’lin’ Light, a recording in collaboration with the Alexander Beets Quartet.

 

FROM CLASSICAL LANGUAGES TO THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY
Judith is music. Starting at a young age she participated in talent shows with her self-written songs.  The piano at home is often played and used for private try outs and classical lessons. After graduating from studying the classics, Greek and Latin, Judith studied Jazz at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. After completion Judith focusses more on writing her own material, but jazz remains her true love.

 

VOICE AND PERFORMANCE
Her clear and warm voice with a wide range is very flexible. People often compare her voice to the sound of the late Karen Carpenter.
On stage Judith is strong, showing vulnerability and a sense of humour. She takes you on a journey and above all clearly enjoys interacting with her band and the audience.

 

FIVE ALBUMS, GREAT REVIEWS
Judith released five albums:
A Jazz Tribute to ABBA | 2016
Trav’lin’ Light | 2013
Four Zero | 2011
Suitcase of Songs | 2006
The Beautiful Reality of Life | 2003

She got great reviews, lots of airplay on national radio and has been touring in her own country, but also played her music in the U.S.A, Australia, the UK, many countries in Europe and in Thailand.

 

 

‘Judith Nijland is top of the bill jazz’
Dutch Broadcasting

‘We receive a lot of CD’s from jazz groups, singers both male and female, but every now and then one of them stands out, like Judith Nijland.’
National Radio 2

‘That A Jazz Tribute to ABBA turned out to be so extraordinary excellent is a result of the studious, professional and creative way Nijland and her band arranged the songs.’
Jazzflits

‘Judith Nijland’s sophisticated ability to interpret and the striking performance of her band (…) always keep it interesting and not only shed a new light on ABBA’s work but also peek further interest in Judith Nijland’s future material.’
Jazzenzo Jazz Magazine

‘Productive and versatile as a songwriter, she seems to easily come up with catchy lyrics, beautiful melodies and suitable arrangements.’
AD, Dutch Newspaper

‘Her own fresh spirit…great scatting…just as surpising as daring…Judith Nijland is known as a jazzsinger, but her style is much more than that’
Rotterdam Newspaper

‘Judith Nijland has a delightful, excellently trained alt and a very pleasant lazy timing while also having the guts to take tracks to her own ends.
She scats as one of the best and her elegant appearance and the charming way she speaks at the introduction of her songs, complete the picture.’
The Stentor Newspaper