Judy Niemack

Judy Niemack - american jazz vocals educator - GAM Music

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Judy NIEMACK is a real jazz singer. Her delivery of lyrics is full of emotion and elegance, while in her scat singing she is a consummate musician, exploring the music like a virtuoso horn player.

Having completed her Classical voice studies as a coloratura soprano, she comes out of the mainstream jazz tradition, breaking new ground with original lyrics, arrangements and a modern approach to standards. Judy has a dual international career as performer and vocal jazz educator.

Throughout her career, Judy Niemack has accomplished a great deal as a singer, educator, lyricist, composer, and inspiration to younger jazz vocalists.

Judy’s vocal improvisation method book and CD “Hear It And Sing It! – Exploring Modal Jazz” was published by Second Floor Music in 2004, and her “Pro-Vocal Jazz Standards” was published by Hal Leonard in 2008. About her latest book, Judy says, “My third book, “Hear It And Sing It! – Exploring the Blues” includes performances not only by me, but also by Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy and Darmon Meader. I think it will help to raise the bar in vocal jazz education.”

Thanks to her beautiful voice, fearless improvising, impressive musicianship and versatility, Judy Niemack has since worked with many of the “who’s who” of jazz.

Yet with all that she has done thus far, one gets the impression that the best is yet to come. “I love standards and have performed them all of my life but this is a new era and it is time to create new music,” she says. “I’m open to all forms of vocal improvisation; I’m interested in the lifelong task of mastering the art of music making, and in pushing the vocal art form forward to new places.”

“If you want to know what real jazz singing can be (but rarely is), listen to Judy Niemack…She is a musician in the truest sense, having mastered her instrument (a beautiful one), and her chosen language and crafted her own style” Dan Morgenstern


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