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 experience with it, and techniques for performance and...
1/4/20178PM-10:30PMCD release Concert at KITANOKITANO JAZZ CLUB66 Park Avenue at 38th Street New York, NY 10016
New York City NY
United States
Judy Niemack and Dan Tepfer
Judy Niemack with Dan Tepfer Listening To You 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. From the height of bebop to the current avant-garde, Konitz has established himself as a cornerstone and link between many adventurous musicians. Two such musicians are vocalist extraordinaire Judy Niemack and the exceptional pianist Dan Tepfer. Both have been fortunate enough to play and collaborate with the legendary saxophonist. 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 Listening To You. Niemack stands apart as one of her generation’s most celebrated vocalists. She is originally from California; her jazz studies began with saxophonist Warne Marsh, who famously studied and performed with piano polymath Lennie Tristano along with Konitz. Niemack moved to New York City in the late 1970s and began to make a name as a vocalist, writing lyrics for and collaborating with many well-known musicians, including Pat Metheny, Kenny Barron, Don Grolnick, Toots Thielemans, Mike Stern, and Konitz. Dan Tepfer has become an important figure in his generation’s developments within the worlds of jazz, modern classical and improvised music. His path within jazz crossed with Konitz very early on, whereby he established a long-running collaboration with the saxophonist. Niemack and Tepfer’s first encounter came when Tepfer and Konitz were in Berlin for a performance. While keeping a home in New York, Niemack had been teaching for many years at the Jazz Institut Berlin, and she always made the effort to hear Konitz when he performed nearby, allowing the singer and the pianist an opportunity to be introduced in this instan
Judy Niemack with Dan Tepfer
Vokalistin Judy Niemack feiert ihre jüngst erschienene CD auf dem Sunnyside Jazz Label «Listening to You», welche mit dem Pianisten Dan Tepfer aufgenommen wurde. Die beiden trafen sich in Berlin als Judy während eines Lee Konitz Konzerts «Body and Soul» sang. Tepfer und Judy verspürten eine sofortige musikalische Verbindung. Niemack gilt als eine der meist gefeierten Vokalistinnen ihrer Generation. Sie kommt ursprünglich aus Kalifornien und begann ihre Karriere mit dem Saxofonisten Warne Marsh, der mit dem bekannten Painisten Lennie Tristano studierte und spielte. Niemack zog in den späten 70ern nach New York und machte sich einen Namen als Lyrikerin und Sängerin. Sie kollaborierte mit vielen namhaften Musikern wie Pat Metheny, Cedar Walton und Marsh. Dan Tepfer gehört zu den wichtigsten Personen seiner Generation, wenn es um Entwicklungen in der Welt des Jazz, moderner klassischer Musik und Improvisationsmusik geht. Er spielte schon früh mit Lee Konitz zusammen und etablierte eine langwährende Kollaboration mit dem Saxofonisten. Zusammen spielen Niemack und Tepfer Judys Originale sowie Standards, darunter «All the Things You Are» und «You're My Thrill».
5/18/20178PM-10:30PMJudy Niemack Jazztime in BabelsbergJazzTime in BabelsbergKarl-Liebknecht-Straße 135
Judy Niemack vocals, with the Max Punstein Trio
6/4/20178:30PMLISTENING TO YOU, ELLA!ZIG ZAG JAZZ CLUBHauptstr. 89, 12159 Berlin
An evening dedicated to the music of the great songstress Ella Fitzgerald. 2017 is the 100th anniversary of Ella's death, and Judy decided to pay tribute with en evening of Gershwin, Ellington, Kern and Cole Porter classics, joined by young Berlin pianist Johannes Ballestrem and master American bassist Greg Cohen (Diana Krall, Ornette Coleman, John Zorn, Woody Allen, Tom Waites)