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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.

Coming Up

Broadcast:
Thu 4 May 2:00pm
Sun 7 May 12:00pm

Dedications lie at the heart of this week's show, with music inspired by figures from jazz and cultural history along with family members and even a gravel road.

Broadcast:
Thu 11 May 2:00pm
Sun 14 May 12:00pm

This week's show is brimming with Scandinavian sounds, including recent releases from Norway and Denmark, along with a rare vintage recording.

Broadcast:
Thu 18 May 2:00pm
Sun 21 May 12:00pm

This week we're spending time with artists from Korea and Vietnam who fuse jazz with elements of traditional music from their own countries.

Latest Episode

Broadcast:
Thu 27 Apr 2:00pm
Sun 30 Apr 12:00pm

In this episode, we take a closer look at some of the international artists heading our way for jazz festival season this winter.

Recent Episodes

Broadcast:
Thu 21 Apr 2:00pm
Sun 24 Apr 12:00pm

John Scofield is one of a handful of high-profile US artists heading to Oz over the next couple of months, performing both festival & clubs.

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

After winding up a marathon world tour last year, Pat Metheny went into the studio to film a fresh performance with his hybrid Unity Group.

Broadcast:
Thu 7 Apr 2:00pm
Sun 10 Apr 12:00pm

International Jazz Day is coming up on April 30, and celebrations will be held around the world to emphasise jazz's role in promoting unity.

Chris McNulty
Broadcast:
Thu 31 Mar 2:00pm
Sun 3 Apr 12:00pm

This year's Stonnington Jazz festival program has been announced, and we'll hear from one of the featured artists - vocalist Chris McNulty.

Broadcast:
Thu 24 Mar 2:00pm
Sun 27 Mar 12:00pm

UK/Scandinavian trio Phronesis celebrated their 10th anniversary by heading into London's iconic Abbey Road studios to record a new album.

Broadcast:
Thu 17 Mar 2:00pm
Sun 20 Mar 12:00pm

Veteran sax-man Gary Bartz is one of several icons heading to the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, which has just launched its program

Comments

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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