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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 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.

Broadcast:
Thu 14 Jul 2:00pm
Sun 17 Jul 12:00pm

Jukka Perko originally formed 'Avara' to explore Finnish hymns in a jazz setting. On their new album, the focus shifts to original material.

Matthew Sheens
Broadcast:
Thu 7 Jul 2:00pm
Sun 10 Jul 12:00pm

Originally from Adelaide, the now NYC-based pianist Matthew Sheens recruited two bands, one in Australia and one in the US, for his new CD.

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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