Melody brings her experience as lead of the Songwriting Major and vocal instructor in the Contemporary Music & Technology program at Selkirk College in Nelson, BC. Workshop attendees are invited to participate in group songwriting collaborations, try things out, and contribute ideas in a positive environment that encourages creativity and development of personal style. This interactive workshop will focus on song form, lyric-building exercises, story development, and other topics catered to the group. If desired, attendees may bring their own instruments and/or sing. Melody can also offer constructive feedback on original songs.
Songwriting Workshop 22nd September, 2018: 1:00 to 3:00 pm / Workshop fee: $10 available at the Miner’s Hall door
The Get Back to the Groove Kootenay Tour is made possible with funding from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and Columbia Basin Trust.
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Press kit with hi-rez and web-ready photos, video etc.: https://melodydiachun.com/press-kit
Artist origin: Montréal, Québec, Canada / Base: Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
Check out Melody’s concert on Saturday night 22nd 7pm at the Miners Hall. Details here.
Buy your ticket to Melody’s concert, Saturday night at Out of the Cellar or at the Miner’s Hall Door for $25.
JUNO nominee 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. The singer’s brand of groove-jazz is both creative and accessible, appealing to a wide audience while being joyfully unpredictable. In 2009 Melody was nominated “Female Vocalist of the Year” at Canada’s National Jazz Awards. An increasingly significant singer with her own sound, style and approach to creating new music, Melody Diachun is just getting started.
TOP 20: !earshot National Jazz Charts, month of July, 2018
TOP 10: !earshot National Jazz Charts, week ending July 24, 2018
NOMINEE: Kootenay Music Awards “Best Blues Song”. Winner TBA March 16, 2018
NOMINEE: Kootenay Music Awards “Artist of The Year”. Winner TBA March 16, 2018
NOMINEE: National Jazz Awards “Female Vocalist of the Year”, 2009
WINNER: Western Canadian Music Awards’ “Outstanding Jazz Recording of The Year”, Altered Laws “Metaphora”, 2008
NOMINEE: JUNO “Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year,” Altered Laws “Metaphora”, 2008
RECIPIENT: RAWLCO 10K20 Project Recording Grant recipient, 2006
RECIPIENT: Canada Council for the Arts Short Term Grant, 1994
Get Back to the Groove TOUR DATES
June 15: Calgary, Alberta | JazzYYC Summer Festival, Junction
June 15: Calgary, Alberta | Jazz Vocal Workshop, Memorial Park Library
June 17, Calgary, Alberta | “Women in Jazz” panel, The Ironwood
June 20: Cranbrook, BC | The Stage Door
June 21: Nelson, BC | Shambhala Music & Performance Hall, Selkirk College
June 22: Enderby, BC | Lorenzo’s Café
June 24: Vancouver, BC | Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Frankie’s Jazz Club
June 25: Duncan, BC | The Duncan Showroom
July 25: Castlegar, BC | Music in the Park Concert Series, Kinnaird Park
August 3: Kaslo, BC | Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival
August 23: Trail, BC | Trail Concerts in the Park Concert Series, Gyro Park
September 22: Rossland, BC | Concert and Workshop, Miner’s Hall, Presented by the RCAC