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Michelle Nicolle has forged a reputation nationally and internationally as a formidable and creative jazz vocalist-musician. Her ability to get right to the heart of a song, whilst being a masterful improviser with the technique to match any instrumentalist has been recognised with a Bell Award (jazz vocal album of the year), Mo Award(s), National Jazz Award winner and 3-time ARIA Finalist.

“..a free-ranging singer with sumptuous tone and exemplary intonation..”
John Shand The NYC Jazz Record

"Michelle is a singer born to sing, born to charm, enlighten and seduce through music.”
-Kurt Elling

Releasing 9 albums and constantly touring Australia and Internationally, Michelle is steeped in the tradition of interpreting and reimagining the American Songbook whilst also arranging. composing, and leading her ensemble, The Michelle Nicolle Quartet.

“This is a voice Australia should be proud of.”
-Limelight Magazine

Michelle’s most recent album, The Bach Project (Earshift Music) richly embraces the music of JS Bach in the MNQ’s unique chamber jazz style.

An experienced educator, Michelle teaches at University of Melbourne and Monash University, and regularly tours Australia and USA as a clinician.

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