Ingrid Nomad was born in Ghent (Belgium). Music was not her first choice as a career. She studied ‘Applied Communications’ and began singing after overcoming stage fright by taking classes with Brad Chapman in Los Angeles (US). He has worked with Anita Baker, Quincy Jones and others.
She studied classical piano at the School of arts in Ghent and graduated in 1995.
Wanting to expand her horizons, she went to the Jazzstudio in Antwerp where she was introduced to jazz music with the likes of Billy Hart. She then formed a jazz quartet with Olivier Collette (piano), Joris De Backer (double bass) and Wouter Van Dyck (drums). The highlight was a performance at The Blue Note Jazz Club in New York.
A meeting with guitarist Vincent Den Haese formed Innocent : a mixture of jazz, soul, pop and rock influences. Signed with Universal Music Group they remixed some of their songs in London (UK). Their music led to performing for all soldiers during the Bosnian/Kosovo war.
In 2014 she was asked to write lyrics on some of the songs of the Corsican guitarist Hervé Caparros. ‘Asia’ reflects her travel experiences to this continent and was put on the album ‘Now in the City’ released in 2015.
Her debutalbum 'We are One' was accepted 'For Your Consideration' to the 60th Grammy Awards New York.
« You’ll get entrance to a very beautiful build up world of lyrics and tunes in harmony with each other. A voice with a lot of potential and lyrics that have something to say. « Jazzmozaiek 2017
Hushed with an awesome presence Ingrid Nomad sings with a tremendous amount of confidence on the clear-eyed jazz journey of “No Mind”. Throughout the piece the small details matter most, from the careful piano playing to the low-key bass. Best of all Ingrid Nomad’s voice has a noir-like quality to it, conveying a sense of mystery.
Scope Magazine - The 60th FYC Album
“Given all the upheaval in the world, this is a wonderful song to hear following the peace and understanding International Jazz Day represents from our good partners in Ghent, Belgium.”
http://jazzday.com/ - International Jazz Day
“'No Mind' Video of the day !”
Michael Ricci - All About Jazz
“'A whole universe to discover'”
Claude Loxhay - Jazz Halo
“'Listen without moderation' to this excellent album”
Sham - Open Music