Arranger, band leader and award-winning jazz vocalist, Michelle Nicolle started her musical career when she began violin lessons at the age of eight, in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. Now based in Melbourne, she is celebrated as Australia’s finest jazz singer.
Leading her band with a quiet dignity, Nicolle’s apparent ease with difficult and varied improvisation brings to mind the skills of singers like Betty Carter, Mel Torme or Ella Fitzgerald. But she sounds like none of those singers. Michelle Nicolle is a jazz singer in the true jazz tradition: a creative and masterful improviser with the technique to match any instrumentalist.