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Jazz Singers' Practice Session

by Judy Niemack

A CD designed to teach you how to sing jazz . Judy sings 13 classic Jazz and Bossa Nova songs along with a swinging New York trio. Sing along with the vocal track, then change the balance to try it with just the band. It's fun and effective.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Misty
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2. Lullaby of Birdland
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3. How High the Moon
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4. Wave
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5. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
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6. All of Me
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7. My Funny Valentine
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8. Teach Me Tonight
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9. One Note Samba
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10. Summertime
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11. Lover Man
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12. I Got Rhythm
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13. Bye Bye Blackbird
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Album Notes
"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"

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 then chose to delve into the mainstream jazz tradition, breaking new ground with original lyrics, arrangements and a modern approach to standards.

Judy NIEMACK was born in Pasadena, California and began singing publicly at the age of 7 in church. Throughout her school years, she sang in every kind of vocal ensemble: madrigals, chamber choir, musical theatre productions, folk groups, rock bands, and eventually a vocal jazz quartet. When she was 17, she decided that singing would be her life, and began to study classical voice with a teacher of "bel canto". At 18, she heard and met the great tenor saxophonist Warne MARSH, and became fascinated by jazz and improvisation. She attended Pasadena City College, studying classical voice, and jazz improvisation with alto saxophonist Gary FOSTER. Continuing her classical studies for the next six years, while singing in jazz clubs at night, she studied at New England Conservatory in Boston, attended the Cleveland Institute of Music Opera Workshop, and, realizing that her true path lay in improvised music, returned to California to study vocal improvisation with Warne MARSH. Marsh taught her as he would teach a horn player. Her goal was to improvise as freely as a great jazz musician would, using all the vocal colors that her classical and jazz training had given her.

In 1977, Ms. NIEMACK moved to New York City to pursue her career as a jazz vocalist. Her first major performance was a week at the Village Vanguard with Warne MARSH in 1978. Her first recording, "By Heart", was released that year on SEABREEZE Records.

Since then she has performed in most of the major clubs in N.Y.C., including The Blue Note, Sweet Basil, Fat Tuesday's, The Village Gate, Visiones and The Rainbow Room. She has toured the U.S. A. in concerts and festivals with several major jazz orchestras, she also performed at the WHITE HOUSE.
Judy is currently performing in jazz clubs, concerts and festivals in Europe and the United States. She now lives in New York City and Berlin, heading the Pop/Jazz vocal department at the Hanns Eisler Music Conservatory as Germany's first Professor of Vocal Jazz.

Some of the musicians she has performed with are: Toots THIELEMANS, David BYRNE, George BENSON, James MOODY, Lee KONITZ, Clark TERRY, Dave BRUBECK, Kenny BARRON, Billy HIGGINS, Cedar WALTON, Ray DRUMMOND, Joey BARON, Fred HERSCH, Billy HART, Kenny WERNER, Jim Mc NEELY, Joe LOVANO, Jeanfrançois PRINS, Kirk NUROCK, Michel HERR, Steve KUHN, Mark FELDMAN, Eddie GOMEZ, Kirk LIGHTSEY and the New York VOICES.

Ms. NIEMACK has written and recorded several of her own compositions, and has written original lyrics to many other musicians' compositions, becoming an official lyricist for: Pat METHENY (It's Just Talk), Thelonious MONK (Misterioso), Lee KONITZ (Round & Round & Round, Chick Came Around), Bill EVANS (Interplay), Clifford BROWN (Daahoud), Don GROLNICK (Talking To Myself), Mike STERN (Choices), Larry SCHNEIDER (Tomato Kiss), Kirk NUROCK (Rain, Silence of My Soul, Moving On, Love Finds A Way), Jeanfrançois PRINS (New York Stories, Love Will Grow), Steve SLAGLE (Tudo Muda, Just For Now), Richie BEIRACH (Leaving), Richie POWELL (Time).

Internationally, Ms. NIEMACK began by singing in ITALY at the PISA Jazz Festival in 1982 and has since appeared in AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, CANADA, CHILE, CHINA, DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, HOLLAND, ITALY, JAPAN, the PHILIPPINES, RUMANIA, SPAIN and POLAND.

Recent performances include: "JAZZKAAR" Festival (ESTONIA), "Jazz sous les Pommiers", Avignon Jazz Festival, ALBI Jazz, Le Mans, Calvi Jazz Festival, Jazz A Cluny (FRANCE); Middleheim Jazz Festival, Concert with Toots Thielemans at the "Botanique" Brussels Jazz Rallye (BELGIUM); "Save Venice Ball" (ITALY); W.D.R. Big Band with Jim Mc NEELY, Hessicher Rundfunk Big Band, and RIAS Big Band (GERMANY); Tour in JAPAN with Ronnie MATHEWS, Albert "TOOTIE" HEATH, and Ray DRUMMOND; NEW YORK's BLUE NOTE Jazz Club; STANFORD Jazz Festival (USA).

Judy NIEMACK is very active in the world of jazz education, and has given master classes around the world in conjunction with her tours. In the U.S.A., she has given workshops and lessons at the New School for Jazz, (N.Y.C.) William PATTERSON University (N.J.), University of NewYork at Purchase (N.Y.), LONG ISLAND University and NewYork City College.

She also has taught in:
FINLAND: SIBELIUS Academy of Music
POLAND: Summer Vocal Jazz Camp
BELGIUM: DWORP Summer Jazz Workshop, Royal Conservatory BRUSSELS, R.C. ANTWERPEN
GERMANY: BERLIN Hochschule Der Kunste, Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, BUJAZZ-O Big Band Workshop, MUNICH PrinzregentenTheater, INZIGHOVEN Vocal Jazz .
DENMARK: COPENHAGEN Rhythmic Conservatory, AARHUS Jazz Program
ITALY: PISA Jazz Vocal Workshop
From September 1993 until June 1995, she was on the Jazz Faculty at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, Belgium, and a Guest Professor at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Holland.
From September 1994 until June 1996, she was Professor of Vocal Jazz at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium.
In Oct. 1995, she became the first Vocal Jazz Professor in Germany, leading the Vocal Dept. of the Jazz and Popular Dept. of the Hanns Eisler Music Conservatory in Berlin.
Every summer since 1990, she has been on the faculty of the Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp in CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

as a leader:

"BY HEART" (feat. Warne MARSH, Eddie GOMEZ). SEABREEZE Rec. 1978
"BLUE BOP" (feat. Cedar WALTON, Curtis FULLER, Ray DRUMMOND, Joey BARON). FREELANCE Rec. 1988
"HEART'S DESIRE" duet with Kenny BARRON. STASH Rec. 1991
"STRAIGHT UP" (feat. Toots THIELEMANS, Kenny WERNER, Adam NUSSBAUM, Mark FELDMAN, Jeanfrançois
"... NIGHT AND THE MUSIC ..." (feat. Jeanfrançois PRINS, Kenny WERNER, Ray DRUMMOND, Billy HART, Eric
"ABOUT TIME" (feat. Eddie GOMEZ, Jeanfrançois PRINS, Lee KONITZ, David FRIEDMAN, CAFE) SONY JAZZ 2003.

as a guest (selected discography):

"BEAUTY AND THE PRINCE" with Jeanfrançois PRINS (featuring Fred HERSCH, Hein van de GEYN, Bruno
"RHAPSODY" vol 1 and 2 with Lee KONITZ. PADDLE WHEEL 1993


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Mellani Day

Amazing voice - Great choice of songs!
Judy Neimack has a strong magical voice that takes you to the martini bar where you can kick back and relax, oh wait -- you're supposed to be learning! She has chosen well-loved jazz standards, and shows you how it's done. Highly recommended!

Judy Clark

Very impressive CD and voice!
This CD has helped me tremendously in learning some jazz styling for the recording of my new CD. WELL worth the $.

Mardi Tan

Absolutely Fabulous!
I am actually guilty of playing this CD just for the pure enjoyment of listening to Judy Niemack's incredibly beautiful voice! But, if like me, you are an aspiring jazz vocalist, then this unique CD is right up your alley. Judy Niemack is a perfect vocal model and more than that, she is purely inspirational. My scat has also improved dramatically. Thank you Judy!!

Anna Webber

This Cd is swinging! It's fun to listen to and sing with.
This CD is an enjoyable way to learn jazz standards. The keys are comfortable for female voice, unlike Aebersold play-alongs,the arrangements are nice, and the band sounds great! Judy's scatting is clear and hip, so it's fun to learn her solos from the recording too. I'd recommend it for beginners or those who alwazs wanted to learn jazz singing.

Valerie Tichacek

You gotta have this CD!
I bought the cassette version of this CD years ago and found it to be invaluable to my development. Whether you are a beginner, or at an advanced level, you will get good use out of this CD! This is by far the best "sing-along" CD of it's kind, not to mention it includes great performances by Judy! A great buy whether you are a singer seeking growth, or just a listener who enjoys great singing. Judy is always a class act!


jazz singers practice session
great songs and info, Judy has such a beautiful full voice that she is an inspiration for any aspiring jazz singer.......

Katharina Joanowitsch

wonderful voice
I am a very bloody beginner in Jazz singing and wether my English is good, neither my singing, but the songs are presented so nice and heardwarming, that I belive, I will learn a lot. Thanks to Judy Niemack and best wishes. When she will come to Hamburg?