Judith is a jazz singer and composer. She likes to create stories and songs. And her concerts are little journeys with food for thought and a lasting smile.
FROM CLASSICS TO JAZZ After graduating in Greek and Latin, Judith studied Jazz at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. She now mainly focusses on writing her own material and creating new versions of old songs. Jazz remains her true love.
CARMINA LATINA Judith performs with different projects. Carmina Latinais her latest and the corresponding album has just been released. It contains 9 jazz songs in the Latin language. Totally unique and something Judith wanted to do for a long time: integrate the beautiful Latin and her love for jazz.
ALBUMS AND TOURS
Judith just released her sixth album. She collaborated on her albums with musicians like Yuri Honing, Peter Beets and Teus Nobel. She has been touring many countries in Europe, Indonesia, the U.S.A. and multiple times in Australia, Thailand and Japan. Last summer she performed with Carmina Latina along the Limes, the old Roman border, in the Netherlands.
‘We know Nijland as a vocalist with a warm, veiled alt, excellent timing and diction and a great musicality. (…) Judith makes the Latin language sound like a modern one.’ Jazzflits – April 2022
‘It is like she revives that language with her excellent jazz singing while turning it into Latin jazz’. Jazzism – February 2022
‘Nijland’s voice and performance are joined in a most intimate tone. Nijland uses a simple acoustic jazz trio supplemented with trumpet, a format enhancing her striking arrangements that approximate a theoretical math equation run amok and fully realized’. All About Jazz – February 2022