Neilsen Gough Quartet (Australia)

April and May 2011 - Performing in Estonia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Singapore (tour cancelled due to lack of travel support funding)
March 2010 - touring Australia

Neilsen Gough Quartet

Neilsen Gough Quartet
vocals/trumpet, piano/guitar, bass, drums -

High quality jazz vocalism is a wonderful experience and adds an extra dimension to a jazz night's outing for the joy of any audience. What's more male jazz singers are a rarity not only in Australia but also internationally. Neilsen Gough is doing it beautifully! His voice is like no other - warm, smooth and sweet like honey gold. His emotional depth and delicate handling of the lyric and melody is a testimony for the tradition and beauty of the American standards songbook. Not since Chet Baker has there been a performer capable of evoking such sincerity and subtlety, and the fluidity and warmth of his voice is echoed in his trumpet playing. Neilsen Gough is one of the coolest jazz cats in Australia and music lovers around the world are listening.




'No one else in the world can both sing and play the trumpet as well as Neilsen '- James Morrison

‘Neilsen is a truly gifted musician whose time has surely come. His natural lyricism as a singer and masterful jazz improvisation on trumpet are entwined as one. His impeccable taste and choice of material make his music a pleasure to listen to anywhere, anytime’ - Dale Barlow

"a beautiful dream”
With a truly unique voice, the fluidity and warmth of which are reflected in his highly evocative trumpet playing, Neilsen plays from his new album ‘A Beautiful Dream’ – a collection of original compositions that evoke a similar beauty and melancholy to the music of both Chet Baker and Antonio Carlos Jobim. With subtle bossa nova beats and romantic and lyrical melodies, plus the infusion of some great jazz standards, it’s music that’s both modern and refreshing - at the same time recreating all the style and excitement of a classic era of the hip and the cool. Joining him on stage will be long time artistic collaborators and personal friends - Greg Coffin on piano or James Muller on guitar, Mark Harris on bass and Nic Cecire on drums.

TOUR DATES 2011 - (Unfortunately this tour was cancelled due to lack of travel support funding)
Thu 28 April: Estonia - Jazzkaar Festival Tallinn - Russian Cultural Centre -
Fri 29 April: Estonia - Jazzkaar Festival - City of Tartu -
Mon 01-Tue 02 May: Ukraine - Lviv Jazz Festival - Art Association Dzyga -
Fri 05 May: Switzerland - Basel - Jazz Club Birdseye -
Sun 07-Mon 08May: Singapore - South Bridge Jazz Club -


12 March - WA - Perth - The Ellington Jazz Club -
13 March - WA - Margaret River - The Cape Lodge -
19 March - Qld - Mckay - Entertainment Centre -
20 March - Qld - Brisbane - Judith Wright Centre - The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
25 March - ACT - Canberra - Southern Cross Club - Vocalist Series -
26 March - VIC - Melbourne - Bennetts Lane -
27-28 March - VIC - Apollo Bay Music Festival -
23 April - QLD - Cairns - The Tanks Arts Centre - -