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Melanie Charles

 
Bio:
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. A Haitian- American, Brooklyn born native, she attended LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts (the Fame ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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. A Haitian- American, Brooklyn born native, she attended LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts (the Fame ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 2010
Performer

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Saycon Sengbloh and recording artist Melanie Charles

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08/31/2009

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 2010
Performer

Melanie Charles Biography

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. A Haitian- American, Brooklyn born native, she attended LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts (the Fame School), where she discovered her talent for writing, playing the flute, and musical theatre. She has also worked with the Classical Theatre of Harlem, and renowned actor, Andre DeShields in "Dream on Monkey Mountain" under the direction of Alfred Preisser. Melanie has toured the world with major soul acts and has opened up for super stars such as John Legend and India Aerie. Melanie is a 2010 graduate of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music under the tutelage of jazz masters such as Reggie Workman, Charles Tolliver, and Junior Mance. In April, she released her first self-produced album entitled Introducing Melanie Charles and the Journey".




Melanie Charles News

The Louis Armstrong House Museum And Archives Rolls Out ARMSTRONG NOW! Photo The Louis Armstrong House Museum And Archives Rolls Out ARMSTRONG NOW!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 10, 2022

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is has released its new creative initiative Armstrong Now! in partnership with various cultural institutions across New York and beyond.

Bassist Michael Feinberg to Tour This Spring Alongside All-Star Band Photo Bassist Michael Feinberg to Tour This Spring Alongside All-Star Band
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2022

Bassist and composer Michael Feinberg will showcase his talents across the United States this April as he heads South for his upcoming tour.

Parity Productions Announces Commission Award Winners and More! Photo Parity Productions Announces Commission Award Winners and More!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 12, 2021

Theatre production company Parity Productions, the only New York theatre company that ensures that they fill at least 80% of the creative roles on their own productions‚ÄĒplaywrights, directors, and designers‚ÄĒwith women, trans, and gender-expansive artists and offers free tools to encourage the rest of the theatre industry to do the same, has awarded two commissions to Kelley Nicole Girod for This Stretch of Montpelier and M Sloth Levine for At Hotel MacGuffin. The ceremony took place on Wednesday, November 10th as a hybrid event over zoom and in person at the Manny Cantor Center.

Four/four Presents OPEN AIR With Melanie Charles, Kayla Farrish, Moor Mother and Rena Photo Four/four Presents OPEN AIR With Melanie Charles, Kayla Farrish, Moor Mother and Rena Butler
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 30, 2021

four/four presents, a curatorial platform commissioning collaborations between musicians, choreographers, and dancers, is producing its first series of live collaborative outdoor shows this summer entitled Open Air.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021

43rd Annual BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! Festival Announces Lineup Photo 43rd Annual BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! Festival Announces Lineup
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 2, 2021

The 2021 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival will also offer a movie night featuring the 1973 documentary Wattstax, which highlights the 1972 Watts Summer Festival, as well as an evening dedicated to dance co-conceived by Tatiana and BRIC featuring the Passion Fruit Dance Company with DJ sets by Soul Summit Dance Party and St James Joy. 

Four/four, with AudioFemme & ThrdCoast, Presents OPEN AIR, A Series Of New Dance And  Photo Four/four, with AudioFemme & ThrdCoast, Presents OPEN AIR, A Series Of New Dance And Music Collaborations, in
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2021

four/four presents, a curatorial platform commissioning collaborations between musicians, choreographers, and dancers, will produce its first series of live collaborative outdoor shows this summer entitled Open Air, hosted monthly from June through September 2021.

Derrick Baskin, Daniel J. Watts and More to be Featured in ARMSTRONG NOW Initiative Photo Derrick Baskin, Daniel J. Watts and More to be Featured in ARMSTRONG NOW Initiative
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 9, 2020

The Louis Armstrong House Museum has announced its new program Armstrong Now. In its inaugural season, contemporary Black artists respond to Louis Armstrong in an integrative video series that will roll out from October 5 through December 31, 2020, culminating in a series of live online discussions.

Jazz Drummer and Composer Jerome Jennings Is Coming to Dizzy's Club Photo Jazz Drummer and Composer Jerome Jennings Is Coming to Dizzy's Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2019

On Tuesday, November 12, acclaimed jazz drummer and composer Jerome Jennings will present a concert at Dizzy's Club in celebration of his sophomore album, Solidarity a?" an exploration of resilience and resistance through the prisms of the Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and LGBTQ+ rights movements, slated for release on November 8.

Lincoln Center Presents Free 60th Anniversary Block Party, May 4 Photo Lincoln Center Presents Free 60th Anniversary Block Party, May 4
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2019

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts marks the 60th anniversary of the center's groundbreaking, kicking off the celebration with a free Block Party on Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 am-2:30 pm. With activities for all ages, the event brings together all of the eleven organizations that comprise Lincoln Center-activating the campus with a range of performances, art-making, film screenings, and more.