Jazz | melodydiachun.com
Fall Concert Series 2017 | 8 pm | Studio 64
Tickets $22-26/$60-$66 available at Centre 64: 250-427-4919 or firstname.lastname@example.org and online at eastkootenay.snapd.com
Melody Diachun is an ideal jazz singer for the 21st century. She has a very appealing and friendly voice, a subtle but exciting improvising style, and is open to the influences of current pop and r&b music. She interprets every song in her own individual fashion. The JUNO-nominated singer’s brand of groove-jazz is both creative and accessible, appealing to a wide audience while being joyfully unpredictable.
Melody’s most recent CD, EQ, features her performing both new material and superior pop songs by Paul Simon, Radiohead, Joni Mitchell and D’Angelo with a freewheeling jazz quartet comprised of Cory Weeds on soprano, electric pianist Tilden Webb, drummer Dan Gaucher and bassist-guitarist Doug Stephenson (Melody’s husband). The versatile and joyful singing, blazing solos, and fresh arrangements make EQ her finest recording to date.
Melody Diachun was nominated for a JUNO and in 2009 for Canada’s National Jazz Awards as “Female Vocalist of the Year.” She is currently recording her newest album, set for release in early 2018. “It will be a groove-based contemporary jazz album that is funky, rhythmic and fun. As much as I love standards from the 1930s and ‘40s, when I sing a song that I’ve written, it seems more honest because it reflects my thoughts. It is always my goal to contribute to the tradition by writing originals that sound like they could have been standards.”