27th October 2021 @ 1pm Tickets available here. Melanie O’Reilly’s Jazz Appreciation Series programme 4: The Swing Era, a short history A jazz educational lecture-presentation Jazz singer and jazz artist-in-residence Melanie O’Reilly presents the fourth programme in her Jazz Appreciation Series. Introducing the journey of the jazz movement called the Swing Era with a fascinating […]
28th October 2021 @ 8pm Tickets available here Jazz on an Autumn Evening: the Genius of Anita O’Day Thursday 28th Oct. Wexford Arts Centre @ 8pm Melanie O’Reilly & Trio in affiliation with Wexford Arts Festival with Kevin Lawlor – Drums, Gediminas Karkauskas – Piano, Adrian Jackson – Bass Back by popular demand, Melanie O’Reilly returns […]
Jazz on a Summer’s Evening – A Tribute to Anita O’Day Published 8 August 2021 Melanie O’Reilly celebrates the legendary jazz singer Anita O’Day, capturing the essence of an unconventional musical genius. In this jazz theatre piece, Melanie narrates and sings the story of O’Day, who wanted to be a jazz singer and refused to let anything stop her. […]
JOY: A choreography and music creation Published 13 July 2020 A collaboration between Melanie O’Reilly (with her ensemble the ‘Celtic Jazz Quartet’) and choreographer Karine Saporta. Friday July 17 & 24 – 8:30 p.m Saturday July 18 & 25 – 8:30 p.m Sunday July 19 & 26 – 4:00 p.m Création Chorégraphique avec musique vivante, […]
Singers of the Swing Era Published 22 May 2020 Supported by the Wexford Arts Centre, Melanie’s Jazz Appreciation series will begin this month via Zoom. The first programme, ‘Singers of the Swing Era’, will bring to life the American jazz scene of the 1930s and 40s. Melanie will explore the stories and voices of legends […]
In September 2019, Melanie performed in a special Franco-Irish festival in Ouistreham, Normandy.