Mo Award 2001, 2003 and 2004, National Jazz Award (1998) winner and ARIA Finalist 2001,2004, 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, South Australia. Now based in Melbourne, she is celebrated as Australia’s finest female jazz singer.
Known for her ability to get right to the heart of a song, as well as being an improviser Michelle has continually developed and nurtured her art form with the help of her quartet. As well as releasing 6 CDs the MNQuartet has toured extensively throughout Australia and internationally, with performances including Jakjazz (Indonesia) 2008, Turkey, Estonia, Finland in 2007 and North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland (2005).