Melissa Kassel is renown for her bold and expressive vocal style that has been praised by both music critics and jazz enthusiasts throughout the world. She is an evocative performer whose sensitivity to the nuances of words and phrasing, unique use of microtones, and raw passion, enable her to transcend to the “cutting edge” of jazz vocalization
“As a contributing editor to DOWNBEAT and JAZZIZ among
other publications, I’ve heard countless debut albums from
women singers that are safe, pleasant, and, well, forgettable.
Melissa Kassel, glad to say, dares to be different and real
imagination and passion to her close study of tone, intonation,
and phrasing on “Live at the Acton Jazz Café.” .. —FRANK-JOHN-