A Jazz Tribute to ABBA (Netherlands)
Monday 17 February 7.00pm
Many jazz standards have their origin in Broadway musicals and popular songs from yesteryear. So why couldn’t today’s jazz revert to songs from the 70s? Waterloo, Dancing Queen or I Have A Dream. Famous, perhaps even played a bit too frequently. But what about Waterloo as a jazz ballad or Money, Money, Money in swing?
Dutch Jazz singer Judith Nijland dared to think outside of the box and with her band she reinvented the vast repertoire of the Swedish group. Together they tackled a large number of famous and some more obscure songs. The songs remain intact, but jazz takes over. The result is a creative musical outburst. The audience will be swayed back and forth between recognition and surprise, and ABBA will never sound quite the same again.
About Judith Nijland
After graduating from studying the classics, Greek and Latin, Judith studied Jazz at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague (NL). Judith focuses more on writing her own material, but jazz remains her true love.
Judith has released 5 albums, received great reviews, lots of radio airplay and has been touring in her own as well as many other countries in Europe plus New York, Thailand, Australia and Japan.
Judith Nijland (NL) – vocals
Marnix van Bruggen (NL/AUS) – piano
Pieter Althuis (NL)- double bass
‘Judith Nijland is top of the bill jazz’
‘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.’
National Radio 2
‘That A Jazz Tribute to ABBA turned out to be so extraordinary excellent is a result of the studious, professional and creative way Nijland and her band arranged the songs.’
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