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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 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

Broadcast:
Thu 16 Jun 2:00pm
Sun 19 Jun 12:00pm

With the winter festival season wrapping up around the country, we take a look at some of the most memorable acts on tour down under.

Broadcast:
Thu 9 Jun 2:00pm
Sun 12 Jun 12:00pm

The 3 finalists for the 2016 Freedman Jazz Fellowship have been revealed! They are set to perform at the Studio in the Sydney Opera House.

Peter Knight at the 2013 Wangaratta Festival
Broadcast:
Thu 2 Jun 2:00pm
Sun 5 Jun 12:00pm

After a 6-year hiatus, Melbourne's world-jazz explorers Way Out West - led by trumpeter Peter Knight - are back with a brand new album.

Broadcast:
Thu 26 May 2:00pm
Sun 29 May 12:00pm

Sampling music from the Miles Davis biopic, 'Miles Ahead,' with new music by pianist Robert Glasper. The film is set to screen here in June.

Broadcast:
Thu 19 May 2:00pm
Sun 22 May 12:00pm

Pianist Nik Bartsch has reconvened his '90s acoustic group, Mobile, adding strings to enrich the music's trance-like rhythms on 'Continuum.'

Cecile McLorin Salvant
Broadcast:
Thu 12 May 2:00pm
Sun 15 May 12:00pm

The phenomenal US vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant is coming to Australia for the first time to perform at the inaugural 'Sydney Sings' fest.

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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