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Melanie Charles

Melanie Charles is a Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter, actress, and flutist of Haitian descent with creative fluidity spanning jazz, soul, experimental, and Haitian roots music. Charles grew up singing in church, trained as an opera singer, and attended the prestigious LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts as a flute major. She is a 2010 Vocal Jazz Performance graduate of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and has trained under the tutelage of jazz masters Reggie Workman, Bobby Sanabria, Junior Mance, Janet Lawson, Carla Cook, and Billy Harper. Charles has performed at world renowned venues, both as a leader and a sideman, in New York (Jazz at Lincoln Center; Blue Note; Smalls; Nublu), Italy (Blue Note, Milan), Japan (Billboard Live), France (Duc de Lombards, Paris), England (Ronnie Scott’s), Poland (12on14; Harris Piano Jazz Bar), Germany, and Russia

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Article: Radio

Melanie Charles, Leo Sidran, Irène Schweizer, Ofentse Moses Sebula & Other New Releases

Read "Melanie Charles, Leo Sidran, Irène Schweizer, Ofentse Moses Sebula & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Leo Sidran and Kat Edmonson's latest single introduce the Art of Conversation in jazz. Irène Schweizer & Hamid Drake, and Javier Santiago & Melanie Charles continue it as a dialogue; Keith Brown and Garage a Trois as a trialougue; Dina Ramirez, Roberto Negro, Erik Fratzke as a quadralogue; Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Makram Aboul Hosn, Ofentse Moses Sebula ...

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News: Event

Experience Ayiti Joins With The Mingus Big Band At New York’s Jazz Standard This October To Support Music Initiatives In Haiti

Experience Ayiti Joins With The Mingus Big Band At New York’s Jazz Standard This October To Support Music Initiatives In Haiti

The New York-based Mingus Big Band will host the non-profit charity Experience Ayiti (XA) during October, to bring awareness and raise funds for XA’s mission in Haiti. The residency will take place at New York’s Jazz Standard on Mondays beginning October 7, followed by each consecutive Monday that month; October 14, 21, and 28. Sets are ...

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News: Recording

NYC Saxophonist Adison Evans Celebrates The Hero In All Of Us

NYC Saxophonist Adison Evans Celebrates The Hero In All Of Us

Known for her work with Beyoncé, Jay Z and Demi Lovato; Adison Evans draws on her influences, travels and life experience HEROes that have influenced her both musically and personally for a deeply personal offering, that encompasses a love for jazz, R&B and positive affirmation. Adison Evans is a dynamic millennial who has shared the stage ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Introducing Melanie Charles and The Journey at Nublu (NYC) on April 23rd

With a tone reminiscent of Sarah Vaughan, melodic lines inspired by John Coltrane and Miles Davis coupled with soulful yet funky vibes, Melanie Charles is the quintessence of soulful Jazz. Along with her band, The Journey, she transports her listeners back in time to the Harlem jazz clubs of the twenties while at simultaneously breathing a ...


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