Jazz Workshop: Michelle Nicolle & Quartet with special guest Miroslav Bukovsky

Jazz Workshop: Michelle Nicolle & Quartet with special guest Miroslav Bukovsky

This jazz workshop is presented by the ANU School of Music and the ANU Open School and will be run by jazz group Palaver (featuring world-renowned trumpet player Miroslav Bukovsky) and jazz singer extraordinaire Michelle Nicolle with her band, and is OPEN TO ALL High School, ANU Open School and ANU School of Music students and is free. This workshop will have something for all musicians! Please RSVP via EventBrite as numbers for this workshop are limited.

This workshop will be followed by a concert from 7.45 to 9.30pm which is open to the public.

Concert tickets

ANU Open School and School of Music students FREE
Students: $5
Concession $10
Full ticket $15. 

PALAVER means to talk profusely and idly. As in all forms of discussion, meaning is left up to the listener. Discuss: Cajole: Persuade: Confuse: Palaver improvise a totally in the moment music, with fearless intent.

The members of Palaver are, the renowned Miroslav Bukovsky on trumpet, Geoff Hughes on guitar and  Ronny Ferella on drums.

Even though each member of Palaver is a bandleader, composer and seasoned performer in their own right, no-one leads this ensemble, as no idea or philosophy is behind the music other than to listen and play. All connected by the world of jazz, but each with a unique take on that music, the musical and artistic influences of this collective reaches far and wide. Over the last fifteen years, the members of Palaver have been performing alongside each other in a multitude of different ensembles and musical environments. A Palaver performance filters all those experiences into one music.

“Theirs is a kind of exploratory jazz surgery: they take a scalpel and nary a motif or two on a cosmic journey into the very essence of music and feeling; it's primal, visceral, with a physicality & dimensionality rarely encountered in such a 'spiritual' realm.”

Listen to Palaver's latest recording:

MICHELLE NICOLLE is a jazz musician whose chosen instrument is Voice. Also an arranger and band-leader, Michelle started her musical career at the age of eight, studying the violin in the famous wine region, Barossa Valley. Now based in Melbourne.

Michelle Nicolle holds a Bachelor of Education, an Associate Diploma of Jazz (University of Adelaide) and currently teaches at University of Melbourne (VCA),VCASS, Monash University and Hobart Conservatorium of Music.


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