N.Y.'s Melissa Stylianou Quartet
Melissa Stylianou - voice
Jamie Reynolds - piano
Gary Wang - bass
Mark Ferber - drums
Jazz singer Melissa Stylianou moved from her native Toronto to her adopted home of Brooklyn in 2005 and began turning heads in NYC’s jazz scene from the start. Stylianou’s newest album – Silent Movie (Anzic Records), her fourth release, features original pieces and fresh takes on beloved jazz standards and left-field songs from Johnny Cash to Joanna Newsom, backed by a collective of top musicians from the New York scene. JazzTimes had this to say: "Now, with Silent Movie, she settles into a spellbinding groove that advances her to the forefront of contemporary vocalists, rivaling the storytelling élan of Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon." Melissa's steady band has held a monthly residency at the venerable jazz dive 55 Bar for over 6 years, and features: Jamie Reynolds on piano, Gary Wang on bass, and Mark Ferber on drums. The band will be performing material from "Silent Movie" as well as new compositions and arrangements.
Here's a link to her new album page:
Here's a link to a Youtube clip of the band (with the exception of Pete McCann):