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Live Review

Melissa Morgan Quartet at the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society

Read "Melissa Morgan Quartet at the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society" reviewed by Bill Leikam


Melissa Morgan Quartet Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Half Moon Bay, Ca. May 11, 2014As is often customary, vocalist Melissa Morgan did not immediately appear on stage while her trio of Los Angeles based musicians, pianist Sam Hirsh,bassist Katie Thiroux, and Matt Witek on drums, opened the show with an old standard, “Satin Doll." It was the first time these musicians played the Bach. To a person, they were thrilled at the opportunity to join ...

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Album Review

Melissa Morgan: Until I Met You

Read "Until I Met You" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins


Many young jazz vocalists reach into the book of standards for their first recording. Melissa Morgan follows the tradition, but in a way that works to her advantage. Morgan, 29, grew up on Teaneck, N.J. She became a jazz fan upon hearing her grandmother's old records--the music of such inspirational vocalists as Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan. A 2004 semi-finalist in the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition, Morgan performed before a panel of judges ...


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