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May 17, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Michele Mele – vocals,
Bernie Senensky – piano,
Pat Collins – bass
Rob Piltch – guitar
John Mele – drums.
Luminous vocalist, composer, lyricist and pianist, Michele Mele has garnered the reputation as a masterful communicator, able to create melodies and lyrics that resonate deeply in the heart and soul of the listener.
She has released six albums of original material, which have graced the playlists of over 50 smooth jazz stations in the U.S, as well as Canada and internationally. She has written and starred in her one woman show Naked On The Rocks which was well received in Toronto and New York. As the creator and host of YouTube cooking and music series, “Michele in the Kitchen”, she teaches the audience the beauty of home cooking and also performs her original tunes. Michele initiated and curates a home concert series, bringing musicians such as Hilario Duran, Stephanie Trick & Paolo Alderighi and ROBERM to the audience in an intimate setting. An artist of many mediums, Michele created / composed the musical, “Universe in a Kiss” which fuses the intersection of music, circus and science. In ROBERM Michele has brought together jazz giants Bernie Senensky and Robi Botos to form a unique fun filled trio.
You could say that by pursuing music, Michele Mele is carrying on the family business, as she grew up in a family of talented professional musicians.
Mele’s ability as a composer, songwriter and arranger became evident early in her career. In 1991, she composed, arranged and conducted an orchestral work for the Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra as well as Choral Works.Michele also became active leading a band on the club circuit as well as writing and arranging for other artists.
Her debut album, Like This, was released in 2002, followed by 2004’s Laugh, with both records eliciting praise for the intelligent songwriting they showcased. 2006’s Feel featured some bossa-styled numbers and fresh new versions of a couple of standards, while 2008’s Naked On The Rocks served as the score to a highly successful one-woman show that she performed in New York City and Toronto. Its songs included rock, blues and country material that proved Mele can shine in any musical setting. After kicking up her heels on Cha Cha, Michele Mele unearthed another gem, Dream.
From here, she takes of in a new direction combining all her endeavours. Her recent project, Universe in a Kiss should prove to be a culmination of a life in music encompassing multiple artistic disciplines and genres of music.
She is the co-founder with Lesley Mitchell Clarke, of King Music Collective. A concert series for great music, in a cozy country setting.
Michele is also thrilled to be working again with Bernie Senensky and Robi Botos in yet another of her energetic ,uplifting collaborations: ROBERM.
All this has led to COZY CHRISTMAS, a fine point where she and producer Greg Kavanagh have created an intimate gentle setting of 4 Christmas favorites. Striped down to bare bones, Michele once again reveals her soft approach which draws the listener in and makes you feel like she is singing just to you.