Following our featured artist is the Open Mic hour. Sign up to perform, sit back and enjoy, and get up and dance if the spirit moves you!
"Originals that are so smart they can bend light" -C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz
" She has a beautiful voice, outstanding control, she can scat with the best of any era and on top of that, she tosses in some knock out vocalese that would -put the icing on any cake!" -Dave Rogers WTJU
"Miss Nissim’s instrument is gorgeous, lustrous, precise, high-sprung, and light as a feather-light. Her musicianship is fierce as she digs into the expression of each word, brings ceaseless variety soft dynamics and gives every phrase a lustrous grace..Tamuz Nissim is not only a singer of boundless promise she is already a great, full-fledged artist " -Raul da Gama, Jazz daGama
"Whenever Tamuz Nissim sings, you’re immediately transported to a magical place." -Nathalie Freson, UK Vibe
Tamuz Nissim, a New York jazz singer, composer, and pianist, is known as a “very charismatic artist” (BHMagazino), “a voice that caresses your soul” and “a proof that jazz is a living art and that stars are still being born” (Athens Digital), and “an extremely gifted jazz singer” -Third Ear, Israel
Raised in Tel Aviv, Tamuz grew up with the melodies of Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan, as well as Art Blakey, Mingus, Bill Evans, and The Modern Jazz Quartet. Tamuz brings a fresh, new breadth to New York’s jazz scene, with her international training in classic piano, voice, and composition, and extensive collaboration with jazz musicians in intimate clubs and jazz festivals across Amsterdam, the Hague, Riga, Athens, Tinos, and Atlanta. "This girl with the cat eyes and voice that caresses the soul is a proof that jazz is a living art and that stars are still being born." Linda Baseggio, Athens Digital
Tamuz settled permanently in New York City in 2015, where she performs as a band leader and a guest singer for live shows and studio recordings. Many of New York’s top flight musicians accompanied her at the Blue Note, Jazz Forum, Bar Thalia, and Cornelia Street Cafe.
Her latest album "Echo of a Heartbeat" received great reviews from the Jazz press. The CD charted on The JazzWeek charts and is being played in over a 100 radio stations around the USA, Canada, South America, Japan, Europe, Australia, and Israel.
Join Tamuz on an exciting musical journey of jazz originals and standards as she celebrates her debut at the Jazz Café at Ethical. See www.tamuzmusic.com for more information.
The Jazz Café is curated by John Wilmeth and Steph Walker. Music Director pianist John Wilmeth is a multi-instrumentalist with experience in many genres. He has worked with the likes of Jerry Garcia, Boz Scaggs, Al Jarreau, James Moody, and Jon Hendricks. Open Mic Emcee Steph Walker is a singer of many genres, and a poet, and has performed at such popular jazz venues as Silvana’s, Flute Bar, The Metropolitan Room, and The Triad.
The John Wilmeth Jazz Trio includes Dave Meade, renowned drummer/percussionist. He has worked with a wide spectrum of artists and musicians, including Nancy Wilson, Keely Smith, and Tony award winning singers Leslie Uggams, Paulo Szot, and Diahann Carroll. Meade has toured with Aretha Franklin, The Mamas and the Papas, and the Arturo O’Farrill Afro Cuban Orchestra, to highlight a few. Back in the day, Dave played nightly at the world-famous Rainbow Room. Bassist Ratzo Harris, a Thelonious Monk Competition semi-finalist, has worked with such musicians as Les Paul, Charles Lloyd, and Betty Carter. “Ratzo Harris plays bass that's living root and steel girder.” (blogcritics).