Concert! Michelle Nicolle & Quartet with special guest Palaver Miroslav Bukovsky

Date & time

7.45–9.30pm 25 July 2017


Big Band Room, Peter Karmel Building, ANU, William Herbert Place, Acton ACT


ANU Open School and School of Music students free 

Student tickets $5 

Concession $10

Full ticket $15


John Mackey

This concert by jazz group Palaver and jazz vocalist Michelle Nicolle and her band is open to the public and will run after a free workshop for High School students, ANU Open School and ANU School of Music students.

Concert tickets

ANU Open School and School of Music students free entry. 
All other students $5
Full tickets $15 
Concession $10

For more info on the workshop and to RSVP via EventBrite.

There will be a cash bar at the concert with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, hot chocolate, coffee and tea and snacks. The venue is toasty and warm so don't let the cold keep you at home.

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 Palarver 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.

Mo Award 2001, 2003 & 2004, National Jazz Award (1998) winner and A.R.I.A Finalist 2001, 2004, 2009 Michelle Nicolle is a jazz musician whose chosen instrument is Voice. Also an arranger and band-leader, Michelle started her musical career at theage of eight, studying the violin in the famous wine region, Barossa Valley. 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 in the moment improviser Michelle has continually developed and nurtured her art form with the help of her quartet. As well as releasing 8 CDs the MNQuartet has toured extensively throughout Australia and internationally, with performances including Tokyo Jazz Festival, Penang Island Jazz Festival, Jakjazz(Indonesia), Jarasum Jazz Festival (Korea)Turkey, Estonia, Finland, North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands), Asia Pacific Festival (Russia), Prague Jazz Festival 2015 (Cz Republic), London 2016 and JEN Conference, New Orleans 2017.

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