'Australian jazz singing doesn't come any better than this'

Michelle Nicolle sings Duke Ellington



‘Australian jazz singing doesn’t come any better than this’ – The Weekend Australian

Following on from her successful American Songbook concerts in 2013, Melbourne Recital Centre is delighted to welcome back Michelle Nicolle for an exquisite program celebrating the great Duke Ellington.

Ellington and his faithful collaborator, Billy Strayhorn, wrote so many songs that continue to be loved by generations. Michelle presents a program that demonstrates Ellington and Strayhorn’s perfect balance of intricate, yet memorable melodies and poetic, eloquent lyrics, featuring such songs as In a Sentimental Mood, Solitude, Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me, Something To Live For, and of course, Mood Indigo.

Three time winner of the ‘Australian Jazz Vocalist of the Year’ Award – Michelle Nicolle is Australia’s first lady of jazz. With a live performance schedule that spans the globe and 8 impressive albums to her name, including 2012’s celebrated album ‘Mancini’, Michelle Nicolle gives us all the finesse, quality of phrasing and vocal range we expect from the world’s greatest jazz vocalists.

“Michelle Nicolle stands above any other jazz singer in the country.” ***** – The Weekend Australian

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Michelle Nicolle Quartet


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  • Warmed Bread & Dips: Tzatziki, babaganoush, harissa capsicum served with turkish bread and spiced dukkah $9.90
  • Ploughman’s Supper: Ham off the bone, pastrami, jambon, French mustard, cheese selection, crusty bread/ crackers, cornichons and pickle relish $16.50
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