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This month is exciting for me because "Listening to You" my newest CD, will be released on March 31 on Sunnyside Records. It's been 8 years since the last one and it's time ... I'll be performing in NYC and Berlin with my pianist/musical collaborator Dan Tepfer... (See events!)

I was lucky to be teaching and performing earlier this month in Málaga, Spain, along with Peter Bernstein, Joe Chambers, George Cables, and Eric Alexander as well as adjudicating for a Doctoral candidate in Helsinki, Finland and performing with Marc Marshall in Baden-Baden, Germany... life is not dull!

Here's a quote from the eloquent K. Leander... 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. 2 CDs include: 14 songs and exercises sung by Judy Niemack, Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy and Darmon Meader; “Hear It and Sing It" warm-ups, riffs, scales and harmony; recordings of each song: vocal version and accompaniment-only; exciting tracks by top New York City jazz musicians and more.
"You" a new swinging love song for jazz vocalists
Here's a wonderful website where you can download recordings and sheet music for several songs that I have written lyrics to. A demo track, a lead sheet and a sing-along track are all available here. Be sure to check out the special "Singers Corner" devoted to new songs for jazz singers!
Judy and Eddie Gomez
"Interplay" is one of Judy's early lyrics to music by Bill Evans.
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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

Downloadable tracks from Freelance Records
Here's the link to download any of my French Freelance Records releases, including recordings with Joe Lovano, Fred Hersch, Toots Thielemans, Mal Waldron, Cedar Walton and Kenny Werner.
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