Jazz on the Bay/Radio

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Over the past 5 years, Melanie has developed a highly successful career in radio broadcasting, as creator and host of her show “Jazz on the Bay“, originally broadcast on RTE Radio 1, interviewing top US jazz musicians and featuring their music, which won a PPI/National Radio Award of Ireland.

Two programs of the award-winning series, are currently available to hear on PRX.org
Marion McPartland: tribute to a jazz pioneer
http://www.prx.org/pieces/101976-jazz-on-the-bay-marian-mcpartland-tribute-to-a
and Tribute to Dave Brubeck: his music & legacy
http://www.prx.org/pieces/89415-jazz-on-the-bay-tribute-to-dave-brubeck-his-musi

Jazz on the Bay is devoted to capturing the spirit of jazz in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, consisting of music and interviews of Bay Area jazz performers, interspersed with their life stories, inspirations and personal anecdotes. Programs in the series feature Chick Corea, Dave Brubeck, Marian McPartland, Larry Coryell, Nancy Wilson, James Moody, Deedee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Dave Benoit, Mike Marshall, Bobby McFerrin. Maria Muldaur, Frank Martin, Airto Moreira & Flora Purim, Mcoy Tyner, Ron Carter, among others, including a special feature on Women of Jazz in the Bay Area.

Some SAMPLES of “Jazz on the Bay” series can be heard below:

Jazz on the Bay: Women of Jazz on the Bay
Melanie takes a trip to Downtown San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland to talk to the women of jazz in the Bay Area. She hears their fascinating stories and their music and learns how women instrumentalists, vocalists, and entrepeneurs of jazz clubs and music conservatories increasingly play a vital and important role in this unique jazz community.
(Program first broadcast in 2008, on RTE Radio 1, Ireland’s public service broadcaster)

Jazz on the Bay: Larry Coryell
Melanie meets with guitarist Larry Coryell ,one of the pioneers of jazz-rock guitar whose musical expression took him on a fascinating and diverse journey, making his mark in music by way of the jazz & fusion world. Hear Melanie and Larry enjoy performing “Autumn Leaves” together, while relaxing backstage….
(Program first broadcast in 2008 on RTE Radio 1 , Ireland’s public service broadcaster)

Jazz on the Bay: Deedee Bridgewater
Melanie chats to Grammy award- winning jazz singer & song-writer, stage actress and NPR radio host Deedee Bridgewater at Yoshi’s , CA., hearing her stories and musical inspirations.
(Program first broadcast in 2008 on RTE Radio 1, Ireland’s public service broadcaster)

Melanie also co-produced and hosted the popular three-part documentary on the Foxrock Folk Club for RTE

and she was also invited by NPR to host the series on the Cork Jazz Festival for WDUQ, affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution. See below for links.

http://www.allvoices.com/news/5570428-wduq-airs-music-fest

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/ae/music/s_674468.html

Melanie at the PPI Radio Awards

Melanie at the PPI Radio Awards

Melanie with Dave Brubeck at Brubeck Festival

Melanie interviewing Clint Eastwood

Melanie with Quincy Jones

Melanie at WDUQ Show Launch, Embassy of Ireland, Washington DC

Melanie at WDUQ Show Launch, Embassy of Ireland, Washington DC