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"Listening to You" in duo with pianist Dan Tepfer, was released on March 31, 2017 on Sunnyside Records. After release concerts in NYC and Berlin, I am back on the European scene, see events for further concert listings...

"Jazz aficionados are often concerned with lineages within the music and the passing of the torch. There aren’t many musicians left who have witnessed and assisted in the development of jazz and improvised music as much as saxophonist Lee Konitz has... It was only natural that Niemack and Tepfer would find such a rapport when they finally met via Konitz. It took the duo no time to be at ease with each other and to pursue a lively recording, entitled... Read More >>

"Hear It and Sing It! Exploring the Blues" is available!
Hear It and Sing It! Exploring the Blues is an effective tool for learning to sing and improvise on blues. Designed for students and teachers in vocal jazz programs, it includes a step-by-step approach to learning blues lyrics, forms, harmony, scales and improvisation, with a brand new repertoire of songs.

14 songs and exercises sung by Judy Niemack, Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy and Darmon Meader, warm-ups, riffs, scales and harmony; vocal version and accompaniment-only recordings of each song, tracks by top New York City jazz musicians...
NEW CD L"ISTENING TO YOU"
I'm proud to be on the wonderful Sunnyside jazz label, along with many of my fellow jazz artists. The CD is a selection of duos recorded with pianist Dan Tepfer, whom I met sitting in with Lee Konitz, saxophone master and old friend. The title track is a song of Lee's that I lyricized,  and is dedicated to his genius...
Interview on WBGO!
Here's an interview with Michael Bourne on the great jazz radio station, WBGO!
Jazz Vocal Standards
I'm happy to announce that my book, "Jazz Vocal Standards" was released by Hal Leonard in Spring of 2008.  It's an introduction to jazz singing and vocal improvisation with ballads, bossa-nova, samba, and medium swing grooves.

Each title on the CD has a vocal version and a play along track. The vocal tracks are in female-friendly keys when you play it on a CD player, but
when you play it on a computer, it automatically opens software that allows you to change both keys and tempos.

My Artistshare online lesson about "Funny Valentine" can be practiced with the play-along included in this volume.

Hear It and Sing It! Exploring Modal Jazz
Here's the book my ArtistShare vocal improvisation lessons are based on. You don't need any theoretical knowledge to take the online lessons offered here,  but if you'd like to delve more deeply into vocal improvisation, the book will provide you with lots of information and a 70 minute practice CD.

"Hear It and Sing It!" offers the most basic yet potentially effective way to learn vocal jazz theory and scaling."

Jazztimes, Jazz Education Guide 2008/09

 "Intelligent and well-conceived. The CD is great--a useful practice tool--and Judy's beautiful singing is a fabulous model for other singers!"
Michele Weir, Vocal Jazz Improvisation

"Finally, a clear explanation and demonstration of the use of modes! This book fills a huge void in vocal-jazz education."
Dan Haerle, The Jazz Language

"An excellent textbook...the exercises are vocalist-friendly yet challenging, and the accompaniment is superb."
Darmon Meader, New York Voices

Misterioso "A Crazy Song to Sing"
Here are my lyrics to Monks angular masterpiece, Misterioso, recorded on "Blue Nights" and featuring Gary Bartz on sax.
Lesson Participant - "My Funny Valentine"
As a Lesson participant, you will receive an exclusive on-line lesson from Judy Niemack on her insight and approach to “My Funny Valentine”. Judy will discuss the history of the song, her past...
New article in Primavera, Italian magazine
Judy Niemack Masterclass NYC
In the Sundance Review
Beautiful love
Repertoire List: 100 Essential Jazz Standards for Vocalists