Loading...

ABC Jazz Home > Programs > Jessica Nicholas

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 22 Jun 2:00pm
Sun 25 Jun 12:00pm

Finnish trumpeter Verneri Pohjola was one of many artists from Europe and beyond who presented showcase concerts at Jazzahead this year.

Recent Episodes

Andrea Keller audio
Broadcast:
Fri 9 Mar 2:00pm
Sun 11 Mar 12:00pm

The 2012 Art Music Awards finalists have been announced, and Jessica Nicholas takes a look at some of the nominees, including Andrea Keller and Peter Knight...

Esperanza Spalding
Broadcast:
Fri 2 Mar 2:00pm
Sun 4 Mar 12:00pm

On this episode, we hear from bassist Christian McBride, who recently picked up a Grammy.. plus music from 2011 winner, Esperanza Spalding.

Enrico Rava
Broadcast:
Fri 24 Feb 2:00pm
Sun 26 Feb 12:00pm

The trumpet takes centre-stage... with Enrico Rava's hauntingly lyrical approach to the instrument on this week's feature album, 'Tribe'.

Terri Lyne Carrington
Broadcast:
Fri 17 Feb 2:00pm
Sun 19 Feb 12:00pm

The Grammys have been handed out, and we hear from the jazz winners, including Chick Corea and Terri Lyne Carrington. Online now...

Brad Mehldau
Broadcast:
Fri 10 Feb 2:00pm
Sun 12 Feb 12:00pm

On the show this week, we feature some previously unissued material by the Brad Mehldau Trio, from the trio’s newly released box set..

James Morrison
Broadcast:
Fri 3 Feb 2:00pm
Sun 5 Feb 12:00pm

On Jessica's first show in 2012... it’s time to catch up on the new releases that have been piling up over the summer break! Listen online now.

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

merritimes@gmail.com

Post new comment

Comments from unregistered users are subject to ABC moderation and will not appear until they are approved - there will be a delay until they are published.
Create A Profile to add comments straight away.

http://www.abc.net.au/conditions.htm
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
minus 18 equals three
Solve this math question and enter the solution with digits. E.g. for "two plus four = ?" enter "6".
Sign up to the weekly newsletter
Enter your email address
Other ABC music sites