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July 26, 2023 @ 7pm
July 26, 2023 @ 9pm
Dublin-born Melanie has become one of Ireland’s internationally known jazz singers. She returns to the Bay Area for a special guest appearance with the Simon Rowe Organ Trio.
Melanie has performed extensively throughout France, Britain, Ireland, Norway, and the USA, including representing Ireland at the Schoenburg Hall Los Angeles and again at the European Heritage Festival in Normandy in 2019. She was a Visiting Scholar /Musician in Residence at UC Berkeley’s Celtic Studies and received an award for “Artist with Extraordinary ability” by the US. While in the Bay Area, she sang regularly in jazz clubs in San Francisco Bay Area and was known as a Bay Area Treasure.
Back in Ireland she is currently Jazz Artist in Residence at Wexford Arts Centre, has created her Jazz Appreciation and Outreach series, performed her own unique song compositions for National Culture Night and has performed her Swing Jazz series to sell-out audiences. Her tribute to Anita O Day performance garnered 4-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Having been Artist in Residence in La Mue Normandy France, she has collaborated with acclaimed choreographer Karine Saporta in a new performance piece of jazz celtique.
She is the creator and host of the award-winning radio series “Jazz on the Bay”, originally broadcast on RTE Radio 1, which is currently being broadcast monthly on the California jazz station KCSM.org. www.melanieoreilly.com
Happy Hour 5pm – 6pm. Doors open at 6pm, shows begin at 7pm and 9pm.
Tickets: $25 per show
Students and IMA Members can purchase tickets for $15 in person for the 7pm and 9pm shows and may attend 11pm shows free of charge (with proof of valid ID).