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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, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2017.

Recent Episodes

Luke Howard
Broadcast:
Thu 14 Jun 2:00pm
Sun 17 Jun 12:00pm

This week we wave goodbye to the Melbourne International Jazz Festival with some backstage artist interviews and festival highlights.

Gwilym Simcock
Broadcast:
Thu 7 Jun 2:00pm
Sun 10 Jun 12:00pm

On this episode we hear from Welsh pianist Gwilym Simcock: from his 2011 solo CD and also from the new release by the Lighthouse Trio.

Terence Blanchard
Broadcast:
Fri 1 Jun 2:00pm
Sun 3 Jun 12:00pm

Terence Blanchard, Samuel Yirga, Dr.Lonnie Smith and Renaud Garcia-Fons are all in Australia this week, and they're featured on this episode.

Chris Potter
Broadcast:
Fri 25 May 2:00pm
Sun 27 May 12:00pm

On this episode, we continue to explore artists coming for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival including Chris Potter, McCoy Tyner and Motif.

John McAll
Broadcast:
Fri 18 May 2:00pm
Sun 20 May 12:00pm

Jessica Nicholas features artists appearing in festivals over the next couple of months. Plus: part of the answer to our Dee Dee competition!

Ron Carter
Broadcast:
Fri 11 May 2:00pm
Sun 13 May 12:00pm

Jessica Nicholas pays tribute to legendary bassist Ron Carter, who turned 75 on May 4.. as well as previewing some of the upcoming festivals.

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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