Meshell Ndegeocello

Meshell Ndegeocello

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Bluesfest Tours


GRAMMY® Award Winner Meshell Ndegeocello presents a stunning career retrospective, along with highlights from her latest album ‘The Omnichord Real Book’.

GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Meshell Ndegeocello returns to the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall stage to present a stunning career retrospective. A multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, Ndegeocello takes audiences on an epic journey spanning three decades and 13 albums with her distinct blend of hip-hop, soul, rock and R&B. Performing songs from her most recent release on Blue Note Records, The Omnichord Real Book is a visionary and deeply jazz-influenced album that taps into the broad spectrum of her musical roots. Nominated for a remarkable 11 Grammys throughout her illustrious career, Ndegeocello’s collaboration with critically acclaimed artists H.E.R. and Robert Glasper for ‘Better Than I Imagined,’ won Best R&B Song for 2021.

With a body of work extending far beyond the early hits and virtuosic bass playing for which Ndegeocello is most renowned, her music defies categorisation. From the funk-infused rhythms of the iconic track, ‘If That’s Your Boyfriend (He Wasn’t Last Night),’ to the soulful resonance of ‘Wild Night,’ her versatility knows no bounds. Her vocals, a captivating fusion of authoritative raps, pensive spoken word, and ethereal choruses, add yet another layer to her multifaceted artistry in an unmissable performance.

With Special Guest

Meshell Ndegeocello will be supported by Bumpy.

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Artists & Set Times


Meshell Ndegeocello
Bumpy (Amy Dowd) support

Set Times

7.30pm – 8pm: Bumpy
8pm – 8.30pm: Interval
8.30pm – 10.30pm: Meshell Ndegeocello

Experience Guide

See.png See GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Meshell Ndegeocello perform iconic works from her 30-year career, along with songs from her new album.

Hear.png Hear jazz-infused melodies, soulful harmonies, and the powerful resonance of Ndegeocello’s vocals.  

Think.png Think about the profound influence Ndegeocello has had on contemporary hip hop, soul, and R&B music.

Feel.png Feel the emotional depth of Ndegeocello’s musical storytelling.

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