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In this episode Michelle Nicolle and Louise Denson, highly respected Jazz musicians who have been playing on the international stage for many years, discuss how the Jazz scene enables women to have longer musical careers than in other musical genres. The pair also discuss the value and process of collaboration and the joy of playing with others. This episode was hosted by Helen Shields, and recorded live during the Clarence Jazz Festival at the Rosny Barn in February 2022.


Music Tasmania acknowledges Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of this island, lutruwita (Tasmania). We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge traditional peoples' connection to country. We respect the traditions and customs of the Aboriginal people of lutruwita, who remain the custodians of these lands.