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Melissa Walker

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: July 3, 1964    

Melissa Walker

With her rich, multi-octave vocal textures and impeccable phrasing, Melissa Walker has won kudos in concerts across several continents, working with such hallowed talents as Hank Jones, Gary Bartz, and Kenny Barron; young jazz geniuses like Christian McBride, Stefon Harris and Mokoto Ozone; and late greats like Ray Brown.

Her three CD releases since 1997 - and well-deserved Canadian Juno award nomination and US Indie honorable mention -- have created a nuanced corpus of jazz standards and new material unrivaled in its reverence for America's jazz tradition.

In performance in Manhattan at the Jazz Standard, Birdland, or Iridium; abroad, at the Blue Note or Sweet Basil in Japan or Pizza Express in London; or at Montreux and other jazz fests, Walker has turned heads and excited influential critics to rave about her “winning personality and technical excellence.”...
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  • In The Middle Of It All

    Sunnyside Records
    2009
  • I Saw The Sky

    Sunnyside
    2001

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In The Middle Of It All by Raul d'Gama Rose

I Saw the Sky by Dave Nathan

Moment of Truth by Robert Spencer

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