Michelle Nicolle Quartet
- Live at The Count's
- The Count’s
The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts
$10 - $25
Award winning jazz vocalist, arranger and band leader Michelle Nicolle makes her debut at The Count’s.
Known for her ability to get right to the heart of a song, as well as being an in the moment improviser Michelle has continually developed and nurtured her art form with the help of her quartet. An accomplished live artist, she has toured extensively throughout Australia and internationally; including shows in South Korea, Finland, and Czech Republic, Asia Pacific Festival (Russia), Tokyo Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival (Holland), New Zealand, Turkey, Estonia, Indonesia and Singapore.
Australian Jazz Bell Awards winner 2017 (Jazz Vocal Album of the Year), Mo Award 2001, 2003 & 2004 (Australian Entertainment Ind), National Jazz Award (1998) winner and ARIA Nominee 2001, 2004 (Australian Recording Industry), her discography includes full length LPs.
Michelle Nicolle started her musical career when she began the violin at the age of eight in the Barossa Valley, South Australia in the 1970s. Based in Melbourne, she is now celebrated as Australia’s finest jazz singer. Leading her band with a quiet dignity, Nicolle’s apparent ease at difficult, and varied improvisation, bring to mind the skills of singers like Betty Carter, Mel Torme or Ella Fitzgerald. But she sounds like none of those singers. Michelle Nicolle is a jazz singer in the true jazz tradition – a creative and masterful improviser with the technique to match any instrumentalist.
Michelle Nicolle (voice)
Geoff Hughes (guitar)
Tom Lee (double bass)
Ronny Ferella (drums)