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“ No one else in the world can both sing and play the trumpet as well as Neilsen”   James Morrison AM Jazz legend


“Neilsen Gough sings with so much soul, his voice is so unique that he transforms the most mundane phrase into a musical gem”

 James Morrison AM Jazz legend


“I have known Neilsen Gough for over twenty years and in that time I’ve worked with him in many situations, as a trumpeter, vocalist, composer and recording artist. His musicality and unique style set him apart from many others in his field and his creative contribution to many of my projects has been invaluable.”

James Morrison AM Jazz legend


“I have known and played with Neilsen for many years. He is without 

doubt one of the most outstanding performing musicians in Australia.

He is an awesome trumpet player and could play with the best on that instrument alone, yet he is also one of the finest jazz singers in the world.”

Dale Barlow M.mus

Composer/ saxophonist/ educator


“When he recently graced the stage of the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Neilsen Gough and his band created an ambience worthy of any of the world’s best jazz clubs. Weaving his honeyed vocals and masterful trumpet through a series of cracking standards and elegant originals Neilsen proved his worth as one of Australia’s most exciting jazz talents.”

Map Magazine  May 2010


“The art of crooning smoulders in the larynx of Sydney’s Neilsen Gough”

John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald May 2008


“…his vocals have a misty quality and emotional depth and he brings sensitive interpretation and timing to the lyrics. On the trumpet Gough displays masterful improvisational ability….Gough’s solo drifts dreamily above the trio’s gracious foundation in a song of fluid warmth”

John McBeath, The Weekend Australian Oct 2008







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