Melanie Charles
Melanie Charles
Noise Pop @ SFJAZZ

Melanie Charles

FEB 29-MAR 3 | Noise Pop @ SFJAZZ

Mar 03, 2024
Joe Henderson Lab

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Brooklyn-based Melanie Charles is a visionary artist who has transcended jazz vocalist conventions as a truly contemporary singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, beat maker, and composer. With an aesthetic that balances deep roots in the jazz tradition with hip-hop culture, the avant-garde, and her Haitian heritage, Charles performs music from a diverse songbook including material from her Verve Records debut, Y’all Don’t (Really) Care About Black Women.  

Cutting her teeth on the NYC club scene, Charles is still in the nascent stages of an illustrious career but has already performed with R&B diva SZA on Saturday Night Live, recorded with Blur founder Damon Albarn’s fantastical Gorillaz electro-pop project, and led a 2021 NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert filmed at Williamsburg Music Center in Brooklyn.

Her 2017 cassette-only release The Girl with the Green Shoes was recorded in Oakland and showcases her remarkable original compositions, paving the way for her next, and most audacious project.

Y’all Don’t (Really) Care About Black Women is a masterfully crafted statement calling for the recognition of the artistic contributions by Black women in popular culture, featuring her incisive takes on music written by or associated with Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Marlena Shaw, Betty Carter, and Abbey Lincoln.

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Brooklyn-based singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, beat maker, and composer who has performed with SZA, Mark de Clive-Lowe, the Gorillaz and more!

Melanie Charles takes us on a journey that embodies the soul of jazz: exploration

NPR

Melanie Charles takes us on a journey that embodies the soul of jazz: exploration

NPR

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