Jazz standards such as So In Love will feature in the Michelle Nicolle Quartet’s concert at the first Live at the Village event for 2012, on Friday 17th February at 8pm.
“Australian Jazz singing doesn’t come any better than this….” The Weekend Australian.
Her voice is crisp, her delivery warm, at times very playful and always impressive. Autumn Serenade, You Made Me Love and a couple of songs from Simple Minds and The Reels are in the concert program.
Known for her ability to get right to the heart of a song, as well as being an in the moment
improviser Michelle Nicolle comes reocommended by international jazz musicians including Lloyd Swanton and the jazz great Kurt Elling who described her as “really cool!”.
She has also won three Mo Awards (the Australian Entertainment Awards) and the National Jazz Award.
With Geoff Hughes playing guitar, Ronny Ferella on drums and Tim Lee on bass, Michelle has performed at festivals and events from Tokyo to Turkey to Finland, and across to Australia.
Live at the Village are thrilled to be able to present one of Melboune’s greatest jazz singers, with her excellent band. It is so rare to hear our southern cousins.
In the band’s unique style the quartet’s most recent CD, The Loveliest Night, on the ABC Jazz Label, is a gorgeous collection of standards and we will hear some of them at the Springwood concert. Don’t miss this great night!
Tickets are on sale now from The Turning Page Bookshop, Springwood or by phone on 4751 5171.
In the meantime you can sample her songs on her website at http://michellenicolle.com/the-loveliest-night/