Tamuz Nissim

    Grant Recipient

    New York, NY, United States

    Artist Website

    Israeli vocalist-composer Tamuz Nissim has been living in New York City since 2015, performing and gaining the love of music lovers and Jazz aficionados alike. 

    “Miss Nissim’s instrument is gorgeous, lustrous, precise, highsprung 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.”Raul DeGama 

    Tamuz’s third album, “Echo of a Heartbeat” 2018, co-produced by bassist Harvie S, won warm reactions from the audience and the Jazz press, as well as extensive airplay in more then a hundred radio stations around the USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Australia and Israel. It charted #50 on The JazzWeek charts and was in the top 50s’ for five weeks in a row. She presented the album at The Blue Note NYC, Jazz Forum in NY, as well as in Israel Greece and Cyprus.

    The album was reviewed by NYC Jazz Record, JazzPRESS Poland, All About Jazz, Midwest Record, Jazz DaGama, Jazz Avenues, WTJU, UK Vibe and The National Herald.

    ​Tamuz started playing piano and singing at a young age. She studied Jazz at her High School’s music department and with that band appeared twice at the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival. At this time she won twice a grant from the America- Israel Cultural Foundation.

    She moved to the Netherlands in 2007 and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts from the Royal Conservatoire of Den Haag. In 2013 she recorded her debut CD “The music Stays in a Dream” and performed at Holon Women’s Festival in Israel. In 2015, Tamuz was chosen as a finalist at the “Riga Jazz Stage International Vocal Competition” and won a performance at “Riga Ritmis” International Jazz Festival in 2016.

    In 2017 she published “Liquid Melodies” a common CD with guitarist George Nazos where they present combination of jazz standards and “Originals that are so smart they can bend light.” (C Michael Bailey, All About Jazz). Their record got extensive airplay worldwide, reached #57 in the Jazz Week charts and got warm reviews from the Jazz press. Their arrangement for Gershwin’s Fascinating Rhythm was chosen for Jeff Hanley’s show ‘Jazz Happening now’, an NPR one hour show that is broadcasted in 43 radio stations around the States.

    Whether she is leading her own group or invited by fellow musicians she manages to captivate the audience and add her personal touch to the music.

    Artist Media

    AICF Articles about Tamuz Nissim

    | Artist News
    Tamuz Nissim takes part in guitarist George Nazos new record – “Σymposium For Peace”.

    | Artist News
    Tamuz Nissim takes part in Roni BenHur’s new album, “Stories” which was recently released. Listen to Tamuz in her version of the Israeli song “Ha’omnam”

    | Artist News
    Listen to the On The Sunny Side Of The Street – the first single from Tamuz Nissim’s upcoming album Capturing Clouds.

    | Foundation News
    Our 2018 Celebration is now behind us, but soon we will begin planning for our not-to-be-missed 80th Anniversary next year. Check out this sizzle reel for highlights of this year’s event.

    | Artist News
    WTJU’s Dave Rogers enthusiastically reviewed Tamuz Nissim’s new CD, “Echo of a Heartbeat”.

    | Artist News
    Tamuz Nissim’s latest album “Liquid Melodies” is now available on Spotify. Read the review from the “Jazz Journal” UK: “A rather lovely record from the light-voiced and poetically inclined New York based Israeli Nissim and the rhythmically and tonally…

    | Artist News
    Tamuz Nissim released her new CD “Liquid Melodies.