"Extraordinary, whether she sings Irish traditional, jazz or Jacques Prevert" Le Telegramme "Thoroughly modern take on the jazz tradition: utterly transformative" Ken Kubernick, Music Connection "Gorgeous sound: Celtic cadence with a jazz sensibility." Andy Gilbert, Berkeleyside

Latest News

Melanie’s New Radio Show ‘Jazz Across The Bay’

 

Melanie is launching her new radio series ‘Jazz Across The Bay’, in affiliation with Wexford Arts Centre & Jazz Appreciation Series. Jazz Across The Bay is an online radio series devoted to the spirit of jazz everywhere. In each episode, Melanie will be discussing everything Jazz with a host of renowned Jazz musicians, educators and Jazz enthusiasts. You can catch Jazz Across The Bay’s first show on Friday the 30th of April at 1pm on LirMedia.Tv.

 

The first episode of Jazz Across The Bay features Saxophonist Lisa Pollard, also known as Saxlady, Pianist, Arranger, Producer & Composer Frank Martin and Pianist & Music Educator Jericho Traore. 

 

More details of future programmes will follow soon – so stay tuned.

 

 

A Jazzy Christmas!

Watch Melanie and her Trio perform a jazzy evening of festive songs at the Wexford Arts Centre.

The concert is free to view, but donations for the Wexford Arts Centre are much appreciated during these difficult times.

Featuring Cian Boylan (piano), Kevin Lawlor (drums) and Adrian Jackson (bass).

 

Jazz on a Saturday Night

In September, Melanie returned with her trio in “Jazz on a Saturday Night” at the Wexford Arts Centre.

She was accompanied by Kevin Lawlor (drums), Cian Boylan (piano) and Peter Vogelaar (bass) in a socially distanced performance.

 

Bloomsday Noon

Melanie reunited (via Zoom) with the annual SF Bloomsday event hosted by the Mechanic’s Institute. Melanie’s music featured during their special event: Bloomsday Noon (June 16th). You can find more details here.

 

Interview on LiR Media

I was delighted to appear on Pat Barry’s Room 52 recently. Check out the interview.

Sign Up For Online Teaching!

Melanie teaching a vocal class

 

During the Covid-19 outbreak, Melanie is delighted to continue teaching online. Registration is now open for group and one-on-one classes. Find out more here.

 

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