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Jessica Nicholas

Jessica Nicholas ABC Jazz
Page added Dec 2, 2011 Updated Nov 4, 2016

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.

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Thu 23 Mar 2:00pm
Sun 26 Mar 12:00pm

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

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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.

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

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Thu 3 Nov 2:00pm
Sun 6 Nov 12:00pm

This week we're revisiting some of the highlight's from the 2016 Wangaratta Jazz Fest, which shone a spotlight on Aussie jazz this year.

Thu 27 Oct 2:00pm
Sun 30 Oct 12:00pm

Michael Wollny and Vincent Peirani - two fast-rising stars on the European jazz scene - have come together as a duo for the first time.

Thu 20 Oct 2:00pm
Sun 23 Oct 12:00pm

US-based Australian Tim Davies has recorded both his LA and his Melbourne big bands on his ambitious new release, The Expensive Train Set.


On Jun 17, 2012. 1:59pm
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.


On May 11, 2012. 4:06pm
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?


On Apr 23, 2012. 12:05pm
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. 3:46pm
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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