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Melodye  

Melodye a beautiful vocalist whose Look, Style and Presentation invites you to the Classics. As a vocalist she focuses on the Great American Songbook of the 30’s, 40’s, 50‘s, 60‘s, as well as Bossa Novas, Swing and Beyond.

Her steamy torch ballads especially reflect the presentation of the Greats like June Christy, Shirley Horn, Julie London and Frank Sinatra.

Melodye’s early background reveals her surrounded by an active showbiz family stretching all the way back to vaudeville and included singers, dancers, and stand-up comics. This background inspired her early creativity and interest in the arts and music.

She attended the Cincinnati Art Academy and The Boston Museum School of Fine Art. She is an accominished screenplay writer and published poet.

After a serious case and complete cure from cancer in 2000 Melodye decided to develop her secret passion for singing.

Almost immediately things began to happen, Melodye, teamed up with her sister Zane Hall (Vocalist / Drummer ) and they performed as a sister act called “The Miley Sisters” which they still perform together off and on today.

Melodye has established her Visibility and Presence performing many Venues which includes, Clubs and Hotels throughout California, Las Vegas and Beyond. She has collaborated and/or performed with World Renown Musicians such as: Plas Johnson, Earl Palmer, Jack Sheldon, Henry Franklin, Jose Feliciano,  Herman Riley, John B. Williams, Llew Matthews, Luther Hughes, Rickey Woodard, Otmaro Ruiz,  and  Frank Sinatra reunion rhythm section with Bill Miller, Ron Anthony, Jim Hughart & Drummer / Arranger Ralph Penland.

The key Musical Milestone came when Ralph Penland introduced Melodye to American Music Legend Benny Carter (Key Largo, Only Trust Your Heart, All That Jazz, Lonely Woman, When Lights Are Low.)  Benny Carter befriended Melodye, and helped to encourage her as she always wanted to record his song Lonely Woman, and she did! His confidence in her continued up until his recent passing. At The Memorial Tribute concert at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall hosted by Quincy Jones, Melodye was thrust into the upper echelon, sharing the stage and the evening with Quincy Jones, Kenny Burrell, James Moody, Gerald Wiggins, John Clayton, Ernie Andrews, Roy Hargrove, Chris Neville & Ralph Penland among others.
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Live Jazz

MUSIC

All Too Soon: A Jazz Duet for Clarinet and Seven String Guitar

Gerry Gibbs and the Thrasher Band: Faces Unknown

I'll Be Seeing You

Mort Weiss Meets Bill Cunliffe

Mort Weiss Meets Sam Most

Mort Weiss: The B3 and Me

No Place to Hide

Nocturnal Velvet

Raising the Bar - The Definitive Mort Weiss

The Four of Us

The Mort Weiss Quartet
(AKA Mort Weiss Meets Joey DeFrancesco)

The Three Of Us

REVIEWS more

Review by John Doll, jazzreview.com -
When Mort Weiss turned thirty in 1965, he tired of the music ..

5 of 5 Stars!

ARTISTS

Mort Weiss

Ron Eschete'

Joey DeFrancesco

Ramon Banda

Dave Carpenter

Roy Walter McCurdy, Jr.

Melodye