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Jessica Nicholas

Jessica Nicholas ABC Jazz
Page added Dec 1, 2011 Updated Apr 27, 2017

Jessica ranges widely across the jazz spectrum, with an emphasis on contemporary artists and current releases from Australia and abroad. On-air Thursday at 2pm, repeated Sunday at noon.

Jessica has a particular interest in European jazz, where some of the most interesting developments in jazz are taking place. She is also fascinated by the way jazz and improvised music are influenced by other musical forms such as classical and world music.

Latest Episode

Broadcast:
Thu 17 Aug 2:00pm
Sun 20 Aug 12:00pm

On this episode, Jessica focuses on the independent German jazz label ACT, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017.

Recent Episodes

Broadcast:
Thu 18 May 2:00pm
Sun 21 May 12:00pm

This week we're spending time with artists from Korea and Vietnam who fuse jazz with elements of traditional music from their own countries.

Broadcast:
Thu 11 May 2:00pm
Sun 14 May 12:00pm

This week's show is brimming with Scandinavian sounds, including recent releases from Norway & Denmark along with a rare vintage recording.

Broadcast:
Thu 4 May 2:00pm
Sun 7 May 12:00pm

Dedications lie at the heart of this week's show, with music inspired by figures from history along with family and even a gravel road.

Broadcast:
Thu 27 Apr 2:00pm
Sun 30 Apr 12:00pm

In this episode, we take a closer look at some of the international artists heading our way for jazz festival season this winter.

Broadcast:
Thu 20 Apr 2:00pm
Sun 23 Apr 12:00pm

The latest album from trumpeter Terence Blanchard is actually the soundtrack to a new film, The Comedian, about a jazz-loving stand-up comic

Broadcast:
Thu 13 Apr 2:00pm
Sun 16 Apr 12:00pm

Jessica shares some new music from pianist Billy Childs. Plus, there's more from our recent recording of Alfredo Rodriguez in Melbourne.

Comments

On Aug 23, 2012. 11:39am
Anonymous said

Hi there, I went to check out live Gypsy Jazz at a place called Kulcha in the heart of Freo on Sunday. Couldn't believe its free entry, and every Sunday and started at 4, I think. They had Ashley Arbuckle 'filling in' for the Belleville Quartet.

Just thought it might be something that the other listeners would want to know about too.

Love the music you're playing!

Michelle

On Aug 18, 2012. 11:08am
Anonymous said

Hi ... can you provide the tracklist for the Thur 9 Aug broadcast ... there was a John Scofield tune that I want to track down. ... Chris

On Aug 4, 2012. 3:35pm
Anonymous said

Hi Jessica, really enjoyed Best of British with Norma Winstone and the NDR Big Band. Standout track Riverman, the Nick Drake song. Nick Brown, Tawonga, Victoria.

On Jul 2, 2012. 9:20pm
Anonymous said

Hi Jessica, I woke up to a great track about 1pm on Sunday July 1st, and I found a note in my phone which said 'Jim Jeffries' Did you play a track by this guy around 1pm on Sunday?? If not, can you list a couple of the tunes played either side of 1pm :)

On Jun 17, 2012. 12:59pm
Anonymous said

I just heard a great song by someone called Nadia (around 12.50pm, Sunday 17th June). What was the song and the album it was from? Loved it. aroma_goddessatyahoodotcomdotau.

Thanks,
Belinda

On May 11, 2012. 3:06pm
Anonymous said

Hi Jessica,

Today (Friday 11/05) you played a cover of 'In the Dark' by a female vocalist around 3pm. It was fantastic! Who was the artist?

Thanks!

On Apr 23, 2012. 11:05am
Anonymous said

Hi Jessica,
Can you help with a recently played question please? Last Friday early afternoon - a track by a 'drummer as band leader' recent release. I seem to remember it being a European artist. Very organic and textured with an open 'room sound' ????
Kind Regards,

Paul G Man

On Apr 17, 2012. 2:46pm
Anonymous said

hi jessica, last sunday (15/4) you played, around 1.40pm, a track from a young english saxophone player named josh something (peleydo?). can't find a playlist from your program. is is possible to let me know who it was. he was sensational. cheers, david

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