Songs in the Key of W

Celebrating wondrous women in song with Michelle Nicolle

Date and Time
Fri 13 Oct, 10:00pm
St Patrick's Hall
$45 / $39
The ticket price includes a beverage
Approximately 60 minutes, no interval

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.

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