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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 15 Dec 2:00pm
Sun 18 Dec 12:00pm

Following his debut Australian tour earlier this year, Shai Maestro expands his textural palette on his new trio album, 'The Stone Skipper.'

Thomas Clausen
Broadcast:
Thu 8 Dec 2:00pm
Sun 11 Dec 12:00pm

Danish pianist Thomas Clausen and Italian accordionist Francesco Cali come together for the first time on a new duo recording, The Voyage.

Broadcast:
Thu 1 Dec 2:00pm
Sun 4 Dec 12:00pm

Danish guitarist Jakob Bro has shuffled the line-up of his trio, but the music on his new album Streams is still full of atmospheric beauty.

Broadcast:
Thu 24 Nov 2:00pm
Sun 27 Nov 12:00pm

Spacebound Apes, the new album from UK pianist Neil Cowley and his trio, is a fully-fledged concept album with a sci-fi story at its core.

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

Austrian guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel has brought together a superb group of New York musicians for his latest album, Rising Grace.

Broadcast:
Thu 10 Nov 2:00pm
Sun 13 Nov 12:00pm

There's often more than a hint of country twang in John Scofield's playing, and now he's created an entire album dedicated to country music.

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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