JAZZ TALENT: Dutch jazz vocalist Judith Nijland is performing at the Hervey Bay RSL on February 9.
JAZZ TALENT: Dutch jazz vocalist Judith Nijland is performing at the Hervey Bay RSL on February 9. Contributed

Dutch duo reunite for Australian jazz tour

THE Hervey Bay Jazz Club will kick the year off with a performance by Dutch jazz vocalist Judith Nijland at the Hervey Bay RSL.

Hervey Bay Jazz Club president Chrissy Hirst said Judith will perform with Dutch bass player Pieter Althuis, pianist Marnix van Bruggen and Max Sportelli on drums.

Judith and bass player Pieter will visit Queensland during their Australian tour to reunite with their pianist, Marnix van Bruggen," she said.

"They played together for over 15 years in Holland, before Marnix moved to Australia six years ago.

They will perform jazz standards and originals, to Judith's jazz tribute to ABBA.

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Ms Hirst said Judith studied jazz at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague in Holland.

"Since graduating Judith focussed on writing her own material, but jazz remains her true love," she said.

"Judith has released five albums, received great reviews, lots of airplay and has been touring in her own country.

"She has played her music in New York, Japan, Australia, London, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Italy and Thailand."

Judith and the band are playing at the Hervey Bay RSL on Friday, February 9, from 7pm, tickets are available from the front desk.



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