Just in Time Jazz Duo

Jazz with Nick & Judy

You can feel the love, joy and fun that shines through the music of this professional duo. Nick’s amazing keyboard skills and Judy’s mellow vocals make the Great American Songbook jazz standards come to life! Romantic ballads, up-tempo swing, bossa nova, blues (and occasionally even a country tune or two) appeal to a wide audience.

Nick and Judy met in January, 2013, and three weeks later had their first gig at a Valentine Dance. The joyful, jazzy wedding followed in September. Now in 2020, they are still performing and inspiring appreciative listeners in Island and Skagit counties of beautiful northwest WA.

“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

The Very Thought Of You

You Make Me Feel So Young

It Might As Well Be Spring

Taking a Chance on Love

Too Marvelous For Words

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

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June 2019
  • Friday Jun 07, Josephine Sunset, Stanwood   2:30
  • Thursday Jun 13, ANACORTES SENIOR CENTER   11:00-12:00 (Visitors Welcome!)
  • Friday Jun 14, Summer Hill Assisted Living, Oak Harbor   12:00-1:00
  • Saturday Jun 15, CREEKSIDE RETIREMENT, Burlington   1:30-2:30 (Visitors Welcome!)
  • Monday Jun 24, CHANDLER’S, Anacortes   2:30-3:30 (Visitors Welcome!)
  • Thursday Jun 27, Country Meadow, Sedro Woolley   6:00-7:00
August 2019
  • Friday Aug 02, JOSEPHINE SUNSET HOME, STANWOOD   2:30-3:30
  • Monday Aug 26, CHANDLER'S SQUARE, ANACORTES   2:30-3:30
  • Thursday Aug 29, Country Meadow, Sedro Woolley   6:00-7:00
September 2019
  • Friday Sep 06, JOSEPHINE SUNSET HOME, STANWOOD   2:30-3:30
  • Sunday Sep 15, BLOOM'S WINERY, FREELAND   4:00-6:00 (Beautiful new bistro w/ gourmet menu)
  • Monday Sep 30, CHANDLER'S SQUARE, ANACORTES   2:30-3:30
October 2019
  • Friday Oct 04, JOSEPHINE SUNSET HOME, STANWOOD   2:30-3:30
  • Saturday Oct 05, ORLANDO'S FISH & GRILL, OAK HARBOR   5:30-7:30 (Enjoy southern comfort barbecue along with great jazz)
  • Saturday Oct 12, ORLANDO'S FISH & GRILL, OAK HARBOR   5:30-7:30
  • Saturday Oct 19, ORLANDO'S FISH & GRILL, OAK HARBOR   5:30-7:30
  • Thursday Oct 24, Country Meadow, Sedro Woolley   6:00-7:00
  • Friday Oct 25, ORLANDO'S FISH & GRILL, OAK HARBOR   5:30-7:30
  • Monday Oct 28, CHANDLER'S SQUARE, ANACORTES   2:30-3:30
November 2019
  • Saturday Nov 02, ORLANDO'S FISH & GRILL, OAK HARBOR   5:30-7:30 (Nick plays solo)
  • Friday Nov 15, Josephine Sunset, Stanwood   2:30-3:30
  • Thursday Nov 21, ANACORTES SENIOR CENTER   11:00-12:00 (Nick plays solo)
  • Friday Nov 22, HOMEPLACE, OAK HARBOR   4:30-5:30 (Thanksgiving Dinner)
  • Monday Nov 25, CHANDLER'S SQUARE, ANACORTES   2:30-3:30
  • Thursday Nov 28, RUSTICA CAFE OAK HARBOR   1:00-4:00 (Thanksgiving Day Dinner)
December 2019
  • Friday Dec 06, Josephine Sunset, Stanwood   2:30-3:30
  • Thursday Dec 19, Country Meadow, Sedro Woolley   6:00-7:00 (Holiday/Christmas music)
  • Friday Dec 20, HOMEPLACE, OAK HARBOR   4:30-5:30 (Christmas Dinner)
  • Monday Dec 23, CHANDLER'S SQUARE, ANACORTES   2:30-3:30 (Holiday/Christmas music)
  • Tuesday Dec 31, CREEKSIDE RETIREMENT, Burlington   6:00=8:00 (New Year's Eve!)
January 2020
  • Friday Jan 03, JOSEPHINE SUNSET HOME, STANWOOD   2:30-3:30
  • Saturday Jan 11, Private 90th Birthday Party   2:00-5:00
  • Monday Jan 27, CHANDLER'S SQUARE, ANACORTES   2:30-3:30
February 2020
  • Friday Feb 07, JOSEPHINE SUNSET HOME, STANWOOD   2:30-3:30
  • Friday Feb 14, CREEKSIDE RETIREMENT, Burlington   1:30-2:30 (Valentine Party)
  • Friday Feb 14, ANACORTES SENIOR CENTER   11:00-12:00
  • Saturday Feb 15, HARBOR TOWER ASSISTED LIVING, OAK HARBOR   2:00-3:00
  • Monday Feb 24, CHANDLER'S SQUARE, ANACORTES   2:30-3:30
  • Thursday Feb 27, Country Meadow, Sedro Woolley   6:00-7:00
March 2020
  • Friday Mar 06, JOSEPHINE SUNSET HOME, STANWOOD   2:30-3:30
May 2020
  • Friday May 01, All venues   All Times (PERFORMANCES CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ):)
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
  • Comes Love
  • 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'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 a Lovely Day Today
  • 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
  • Route 66
  • 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 Up Some of That Sunshine
  • 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

  • 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
  • Embraceable You
  • Far Away Places
  • 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
  • If
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Love is Here to Stay
  • Love Me Tender
  • Misty
  • Moonlight Becomes You
  • Moonlight In Vermont
  • More Than You Know
  • My Foolish Heart
  • My Melancholy Baby
  • 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

Enjoy our beautiful weather and support LIVE music whenever and wherever you can. We play for private parties and outdoor events too!

To book the Just In Time Jazz Duo, email: jsjerven@comcast.net

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