“Let me off Uptown!” – A tribute to Anita O Day
Award-winning jazz vocalist Melanie O’Reilly celebrates the legendary jazz singer Anita O’Day, -and other female jazz vocalists, – capturing the essence of unconventional musical icons.
Inspired by the smoky swinging style of Anita O Day, and other iconic jazz vocalists, Melanie’s riveting performances with her own “sultry, soulful, virtuoso” sound , have garnered her 4-star reviews and standing ovations wherever she performs, whether at the International Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at the National Concert Hall Dublin, at major jazz venues & festivals in Europe, or right here in the Bay Area , bringing new life to the memory of O’ Day and other jazz vocal legends, in a way that is utterly unique, contemporary and brilliantly exciting.
Also, featuring stellar trio :
Frank Martin -Piano
Fred Randolph -bass
Deszon Claribourne -drums
For more information go to: http://melanieoreilly.com/melanies-tribute-to-jazz-legend-anita-oday/
“…“The show is a celebration and O’Reilly makes every number her own,gliding effortlessly through rhythmic backbeats,…sultry…soulful in virtuoso style. The ideal soundtrack to a hot summer night”. Edinburgh Fringe Festival/Unlimited Media
“Melanie O’Reilly’s tribute…. remains true, unsentimental yet affectionate, and it really swung…lithe, soulful vocals”… Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman
“Melanie captures her often-troubled subject’s spirit, giving the music an added emotional kick”, Three Weeks Daily