Jazz singer and improviser extraordinaire Michelle Nicolle has long been established as one of Australia’s most gifted and expressive jazz vocalists. With 9 albums and countless national and international tours under her belt, Michelle is also an accomplished composer and arranger, and is a dedicated sleuth of lesser known jazz masterworks.
Michelle Nicolle Voice Angela Davis Alto Saxophone Jon Hunt Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone Sam Anning Bass Ronny Ferella Drums
In her welcome return to our 2023 Festival, Michelle presents her original compositions alongside her favourite song discoveries all composed by women – including Abbey Lincoln, Bernice Petkere and Irene Higginbotham – spanning over 100 years of the great jazz tradition.
Featuring songs born from aching, deep-rooted pain to songs that rolled off the top of the head while vacuuming, Michelle showcases a brand new quintet with the unconventional combination of voice, two woodwinds, drums and bass.