Wellington Jazz Festival – Michelle Nicolle Quartet

Award winning jazz vocalist, Michelle is not only known as an improvising musician. (Mo Award 2001, 2003 & 2004, National Jazz Award (1998) winner and A.R.I.A Finalist 2001, 2004, 2009). She is known for her ability to get to the heart of a song, stripping away the inessential and finding new meaning in lyrics written in a bygone era.  

The Michelle Nicolle Quartet are critically acclaimed as one of the most prolific and inventive jazz ensembles in the country. For the last 15 years they’ve released seven CDs and touring extensively throughout Australia and internationally – in 2015 to South Korea, Finland, and Czech Republic. This will be their debut performance in Wellington where the band will perform music from their 2017 award winning album “A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing” featuring songs from Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

“I have loved Michelle Nicolle’s singing perpetually and without ceasing since first I heard her [in 1998]. Michelle is a singer born to charm, enlighten and seduce through music. I only wish she lived in the States somewhere so I could manage to hear her more often.”                                                                                              Kurt Elling 2012

“ an Australian jazz singer ready to command a world stage.”
                                                                               Sydney Morning Herald, 2016

Michelle Nicolle Quartet
 Michelle Nicolle (v), Geoff Hughes (g), Ronny Ferella (d), and Tom Lee (b)
Date: Sat 09 June 2018
Venue: Pyramid Club, Level, 272 Taranaki St.
Time: 8pm
Price: Tickets available on Undertheradar.co.nz