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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.

Latest Episode

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

Tim Stevens composed a piece of music every day for an entire (leap) year in preparation for his latest solo recording, called 'Media Vita.;

Recent Episodes

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
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.

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.

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
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.

Thu 5 May 2:00pm
Sun 8 May 12:00pm

Melbourne pianist & composer Tony Gould is the subject of a new documentary exploring Gould's music and his thoughts on jazz and creativity.


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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