Summer Sunset Concert: Melanie O'Reilly's Celtic Jazz Fusion
Melanie O'Reilly , celtic-jazz singer & songwriter from Ireland, has a riveting, innovative and unique sound building a bridge between Irish music and jazz. She is joined by superb pianist Frank Martin and other special guests including Pat Duffey on guitar, to embark on a musical Celtic jazz voyage inspired by Irish poetry, Gaelic culture and the works of literary giants such as James Joyce and contemporary poet Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, with whom Melanie has collaborated.
The evening will also include a special tribute to one of Melanie's musical mentors, the late jazz legendary guitarist Larry Coryell, who was known as the godfather of fusion, and who played on Melanie's original celtic-jazz album, "Enchanted Island".
- "A thoroughly modern take on the jazz tradition.... utterly transformative". Ken Kubernik Journalist Music Connection, Los Angeles
"Her voice soars to dynamic heights, drifts into sultriness and fuses with masterful piano..." Berkeley World Music Festival.
" a gorgeous sound, ..Celtic Cadence with a jazz sensibility". Berkeleyside.
St. Alban's Church (View)
1501 Washington Ave
Albany, CA 94706
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