5.15 Michelle Nicolle Quartet
The Michelle Nicolle Quartet are critically acclaimed as one of the most prolific and inventive jazz ensembles in the country. Over the last 15 years they’ve released seven CDs and touring extensively throughout Australia and internationally – in 2015 to South Korea, Finland, and Czech Republic. This will be their first performance for Lebowskis
“Michelle Nicolle stands above any other Jazz singer in the country....*****”
Geoff Hughes (guitar), Ronny Ferella (drums), Tom Lee (bass)
6.15 Peter Koopman Trio
Since leaving behind the lush, verdant countryside north of the mighty Waikato river in his native New Zealand in 2011, guitarist Peter Koopman has become a regular fixture on Sydney's music scene. In addition to (occasionally) leading his own trio, he also plays with Katie Noonan's Vanguard, Tim Firth's Scoredatura and organ group the Turtlenecks among various others. in 2014 Peter placed 3rd in the national jazz awards in Wangaratta. For his very first gigs in Melbourne as a leader, he will be joined by Sydney drummer Tim Geldens, as well as local bass player Jordan Tarento.
Peter Koopman guitar Jordan Tarento bass Tim Geldens drums