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Judith Nijland

Judith is a jazz singer and composer. She likes to create stories and songs. And her concerts are little journeys with food for thought and a lasting smile.


Judith is music. Starting at a young age she participated in talent shows with her own songs. The piano at home is often played and used for private try outs and classical lessons. After graduating in Greek and Latin, Judith studied Jazz at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. She now mainly focusses on writing her own material and creating new versions of old songs. Jazz remains her true love.


Her clear and warm voice with a wide range is very flexible. People often compare her voice to the sound of the late Karen Carpenter. On stage Judith takes you on a journey and above all clearly enjoys interacting with her band and the audience.


Judith just released her 6th album.

Carmina Latina | Dec 2021

A Jazz Tribute to ABBA | 2016

Trav’lin’ Light | 2013

Four Zero | 2011

Suitcase of Songs | 2006

The Beautiful Reality of Life | 2003

Judith collaborated on her albums with musicians like Yuri Honing, Peter Beets and Teus Nobel. She has been touring in Europe, Indonesia, the U.S.A. and multiple times in Australia, Thailand and Japan. Last summer she performed with Carmina Latina along the Limes, the old Roman border, in the Netherlands.


‘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
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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Carmina Latina

Off The Records


A Jazz Tribute to ABBA

Off The Records


Trav'lin' Light

Maxanter Records


Four Zero

Off The Records



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