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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.

Coming Up

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 jazz and cultural history along with family members and even a gravel road.

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 and Denmark, along with a rare vintage recording.

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.

Latest Episode

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.

Recent Episodes

Broadcast:
Thu 25 Aug 2:00pm
Sun 28 Aug 12:00pm

Norway's Marius Neset has created an ambitious new project for jazz quartet and orchestra, aptly titled 'Snowmelt,' and we sample it.

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

Nyilipidgi, Paul Grabowsky's ambitious suite for the Young Wagilak Group and the MAE, has won Jazz Work of the Year at the Art Music Awards.

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

'Dreamland' is the first solo outing for UK pianist Zoe Rahman, following her recent collaborations with Courtney Pine and George Mraz.

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

James McLean has just been named the 2016 Freedman Jazz Fellow. The title is accompanied by a $20k prize & a studio time with ABC Jazz.

Broadcast:
Thu 28 Jul 2:00pm
Sun 31 Jul 12:00pm

Cellist Erik Friedlander uses repetition and cyclical themes as the basis of his new album, Rings, which features his Black Phebe trio.

Broadcast:
Thu 21 Jul 2:00pm
Sun 24 Jul 12:00pm

Hear the 25-year-old pianist Elliot Galvin, who's making waves on the British jazz scene combining his technical skill with a playful approach.

Comments

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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