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EARLY YEARS ****************************************************************************** Judith Nijland grew up among the farms in the Dutch countryside. She began her musical career by singing during her long bike rides to school. She studied classical piano and moved to the west coast of Holland. There she graduated in Greek and Latin languages. During this study she became acquainted with jazz music. ****************************************************************************** ROYAL CONSERVATORY ****************************************************************************** After her graduation, Judith decided to follow her heart into the music. She studied jazz singing at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and began immediately to follow her own path in this field. She sung during this time in various jazz and pop bands, in and outside the Netherlands and performed on stage with many famous jazzartists. ****************************************************************************** HER OWN STYLE ****************************************************************************** After completing her study at the conservatory, Judith started writing her own compositions in which the emphasis lies in the combination of various styles of music with her own distinct style. With a freshness of her generation, her songs sound familiar and surprising at the same time. Her style varies from swinging jazz standards to jazzy pop songs and beautiful bossa novas

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‘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.’ Jacques Klöters, National Radio 2 ****************************************************************************** ‘Productive and versatile as a songwriter, she seems to easily come up with catchy lyrics, beautiful melodies and suitable arrangements.’ Jeroen de Valk, 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” Vincent Okker, Rotterdam Newspaper ****************************************************************************** ”Judith has a beautiful voice” Frits Spits, Radio 2 ****************************************************************************** Talented singer… surprising and original covers… you should really try and get this album” Joop van Pelt, International Magazine
 ****************************************************************************** “A more than nice voice…great jazzy compositions…a very pleasant surpise” Di-Lan Sun, FRET



Album A Jazz Tribute to ABBA by Judith Nijland

A Jazz Tribute to ABBA

Off the Records

Album Trav'lin' Light by Judith Nijland

Trav'lin' Light

Maxanter Records

Album Four Zero by Judith Nijland

Four Zero

Off the Records

Album Suitcase of Songs by Judith Nijland

Suitcase of Songs

Maxanter Records



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