Michelle Nicolle Quartet
Michelle Nicolle is a jazz musician whose chosen instrument is her voice.
Mo Award 2001, 2003 & 2004 (Australian Entertainment Industry), National Jazz Award (1998) winner and A.R.I.A Finalist 2001,2004 (Australian Recording Industry)
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.
As well as releasing six CDs, the MNQuartet has toured extensively throughout Australia and internationally.
Leading her band with a quiet dignity, Michelle’s apparent ease at clever, difficult, and varied improvisation, bring to mind the skills of singers like Betty Carter, Mel Torme or Ella Fitzgerald. But this exceptionally talented woman sounds like none of those singers. What she does hold in common is being true to her artistic self, having an incredible ‘ear’, as well as being a serious jazz musician and lyricist. Her clear tone and impressive breath control indicate hard work and dedication to her art form.