November 2015


World Wide Jazz

Friday 06.11.2015 9:00 PM | Club

Admission: 15 / 10 / 5 € (with Berlinpass)

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen
Curation: Eric Vaughn


In-Diva Jazz

“In-Diva Jazz” is a daring new collaboration of two vocal divas, one from the world of jazz, the other from the world of Indian classical music, accompanied and inspired by three outstanding musicians on guitar, bass and percussion. Their repertoire covers Jazz Standards, Indian Ragas, original compositions and freely improvised interludes, weaving a gorgeous world of meditative sound.


Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay is one of the most out­standing performers in the present generation of Indian classical vocalists. As the daughter of the Tabla maestro Pandit Sankha Chatterjee, she is among the rare musicians to receive rigorous trai­ning from the greatest maestros from three illustrious schools of music, namely Lucknow Gharana, Patiala Gharana and Indore Gharana. Her style of music follows the magnificent path created by Pandit Chinmoy Lahiri, Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan and Ustad Amir Khan in different genres like Khayal, Thumri and Bhajan. Besides perfor­ming extensively in India Sangeeta has performed in Europe, Canada and the USA for the last twenty years. She has successfully synthesised the traditional genre of Indian Classical Music with her own individuality, enthralling music lovers all over the world from a very tender age, and still continues in that endeavour.

Judy Niemack has lived bi-continentally in NYC and Berlin since 1995, performing actively around the world with her band and various ensembles while leading the Jazz Institut Berlin vocal department as Germany’s first Professor of Vocal Jazz. Judy is known for her ability to improvise as well as for her beautiful voice. “She sings like an angel who’s heard Basie and Miles!” (Downbeat). Her early musical path led her to Opera studies at New England Conservatory, then to studies of improvisation with saxophonist Warne Marsh. In the years following she has released 11 CDs and 3 vocal jazz method books. This project is near to her heart, a vocal adventure with a singer equally attuned to creating beautiful, challenging and utterly new music.


Line Up:

  • Judy Niemack – vocals
  • Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay – vocals
  • Jeanfrançois Prins – guitar
  • Marc Muellbauer – bass



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For booking inquiries, please contact:

Anette Heit
Tel.: +49 (0)30 609 770 - 17

A concert series in cooperation with and Funkhaus Europa