NICOLE DUFFELL - TENOR SAXOPHONE
A formidable soloist in her own right, Nicole is a prolific composer/ arranger & also a graduate of the West Australian Conservatorium of Music. From age 18 she was already prominent in the West Australian music scene - her versatility as a tenor saxophonist has kept her involved in a diverse multitude of musical projects nationally & internationally, extending across a comprehensive range of musical styles.
After years of touring as a session musician across Australia, Nicole decided on settling in Europe. Then, after passing through Singapore in 2002 on what was supposed to be a stop-over, Nicole landed a contract to perform with the “Way Kool” band at the renown Somerset Jazz Club
PENANG ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL
by Ian Patterson ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM
The unenviable task of following Emmanuel's blistering, roof-
raising performance and of bringing the festival top a close fell
to ZHAN, a young jazz quartet which was making its
international debut. Bassist Rozhan Razman and drummer
John Thomas have been playing together for more than a
decade and they formed a dynamic, deeply grooving rhythm
section in an energetic set of post-bop jazz which was as
compelling for the arrangements as it was for the strong
collective and individual playing.
Pianist/keyboardist Rie Tsuji was outstanding; a highly
versatile musician, Tsuji is a classically trained pianist who
currently plays in Beyonce's band
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