Just in Time Jazz Duo

Jazz with Nick & Judy

Feel the love, joy, and fun that shines through the music of this professional duo. Nick & Judy met late January, 2013, and had their first gig, a Sweetheart Dance, on Valentine's Day. Since then, Cupid has been working overtime! They became engaged in March, proving that it's never too late in life to find real love and make dreams come true. September was the time for the "joyful, jazzy" wedding where they promised to make beautiful music on and offstage forever!

“Nick” Nicholai has been playing piano all his life. By age six, he played pipe organ. He went on to earn a Doctorate in Music from Michigan State University at age eighteen; then decided he would rather perform than teach. After touring with many jazz swing bands, including Louis Armstrong, Paul Desmond, and other big band musicians, Nick made his home base on Whidbey Island, WA in the 70’s. Nick did clinics and concerts for organ dealers many years in the Midwest and was a consultant on the design of the Hammond X66 organ. He has worked as a studio musician and continues to perform throughout the area and to arrange music in his Carousel Recording Studio near Oak Harbor. He is thrilled to have found such an easy-to-work-with and thoroughly capable musical partner!

Judy Sjerven has been singing all her life. After earning a B. A. in Music Education from San Diego State, she taught public school music for several years, conducted church and community choirs four decades, and performed as a soloist. She toured with the Hutchinson Family Singers, a professional quintet that recreated the Civil War Era group in concerts on the East Coast and Midwest. Judy gave 100 performances in Minnesota and the Dakotas of her original one-woman multi-media show “America, This is Your Life!” which combined folksongs with paintings on slides telling American history. Judy has sung folk music with guitar, serious music with orchestras, leading roles in community theater musicals, and now is overjoyed to finally have the opportunity to sing jazz with a great piano player!

Judy also loves to paint landscapes in pastel.  Visit her art website at www.judysjervenart.com

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Song Samples

You Make Me Feel So Young

You're the Cream In My Coffee

Too Marvelous For Words

Sway

Since I Met You, Baby / Hallelujah, I Love Him So

Judy and Nick at the Rustica Cafe Judy and Nick at the Rustica Cafe

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Performances

December 2017
  • Sunday Dec 31, Creekside Continuing Care   6:00-8:00 (NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY)
January 2018
  • Friday Jan 05, Josephine Sunset Home, Stanwood   2:30-3:30
  • Saturday Jan 13, Maple Ridge Assisted Living   2:00-3:30 (Winter Dance)
  • Sunday Jan 14, RUSTICA CAFE, OAK HARBOR   11:00-1:00
  • Monday Jan 29, Chandlers Square, Anacortes   3:00-4:00
February 2018
  • Friday Feb 02, Josephine Sunset Home, Stanwood   2:30-3:30
  • Sunday Feb 11, RUSTICA CAFE, OAK HARBOR   11:00-1:00
  • Tuesday Feb 13, Summerhill Assisted Living, Oak Harbor   5:30-6:30 (Valentine Dinner)
  • Wednesday Feb 14, ANACORTES SENIOR CENTER   11:00-12:00
  • Wednesday Feb 14, RUSTICA CAFE, OAK HARBOR   6:00-8:00 (Valentine's Day Dinner)
  • Thursday Feb 15, Country Meadow Village, Sedro Woolley   6:00-7:00
  • Monday Feb 26, Chandlers Square, Anacortes   3:00-4:00
Judy and Nick at keyboard

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Up Tempo Tunes

Judy and Nick uptempo performance 1
  • Accentuate the Positive
  • All I Do is Dream of You
  • All I Ever Need is You
  • All of Me
  • Almost Like Being in Love
  • Baby, Its Cold Outside
  • Blue Skies
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Day By Day
  • Deed I Do
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • Every Day I Get the Blues
  • Exactly Like You
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • How About You
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  • I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  • I Love Bein' Here With You
  • I Never Knew
  • I'm Beginning to See the Light
  • I'm Going to Sit Right Down...
  • I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  • I've Got the World on a String
  • If I Had You
  • If I Were a Bell
  • In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
  • It Had to Be You
  • It's a Good Day
  • It's De-Lovely
  • Just in Time
  • Just You, Just Me
  • L-O-V-E
  • Let It Snow
  • Let There Be Love
  • Let's Fall in Love
  • Let's Get Away From It All
  • Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries
  • Love Walked In
  • Lullabye of Birdland
  • Marshmallow World
  • More
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • On A Wonderful Day
  • Orange Colored Sky
  • Paper Moon
  • S’Wonderful
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Slow Boat to China
  • Somebody Loves Me
  • Sunny Side of the Street
  • Sway
  • Taking a Chance on Love
  • The Glory of Love
  • There I've Said It Again
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • This Can’t Be Love
  • Too Marvelous for Words
  • Top of the World
  • What a Difference a Day Made
  • When There's a Shine on Your Shoes
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
  • You Are the Sunshine of My Life
  • You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
  • You Made Me Love You
  • You Make Me Feel So Young
  • You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
  • You're Just in Love
  • You're the Cream in My Coffee
  • You've Gotta Have Heart
  • Zing Went the Strings of My Heart
Judy and Nick uptempo performance 2

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Jazz Ballads

Judy
  • A Sunday Kind of Love
  • As Time Goes By
  • At Last
  • Bewitched
  • Black Coffee
  • Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man
  • Coffee Time
  • Come Rain or Come Shine
  • Could I Have This Dance
  • Cry Me a River
  • Dream
  • Embraceable You
  • For Once in My Life
  • Georgia on My Mind
  • Give Me the Simple Life
  • Hallelujah, I Love Him So
  • Have I Told You Lately
  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
  • I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues
  • I Thought About You
  • I Wish You Love
  • I'm Glad There is You
  • I'm Old Fashioned
  • I’ve Got a Crush on You
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Love is Here to Stay
  • Love Me Tender
  • Moonlight Becomes You
  • Moonlight In Vermont
  • More Than You Know
  • My Foolish Heart
  • My Romance
  • Nobody Knows You...
  • Since I Met You, Baby
  • Skylark
  • Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Stormy Weather
  • Summertime
  • Tea for Two
  • That’s All
  • The Look of Love
  • The More I See You
  • The Nearness of You
  • The Very Thought of You
  • Till There Was You
  • Time After Time
  • Unforgettable
  • What a Wonderful World
  • What Are You Doing New Year's?
  • When I Fall in Love
  • You Belong to Me
  • You Belong to My Heart
  • Young at Heart
  • Your Mind's on Vacation
Nick - uptempo performance

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Judy and Nick wedding photo Nick and Judy -- Wedding Photo
Jazzy Wedding Cake Jazzy Wedding Cake
Judy, Nick and sax Singing with a sax player

To book this inspiring duo, email: jsjerven@comcast.net

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