Details: Jazz singer Melissa Lauren has smoothly made the transition from veteran swing “crooness” to songwriter. With a strong influence in jazz and blues, Melissa has developed an original style of her own melting together old school sounds with modern flare.
Melissa’s debut album, The Other Side, was released in March 2012 to great review. The singer’s love for swing and jazz music began when she started performing with the Toronto All-Star Big Band. She had the opportunity to work with and open for many wonderful musicians including Jeff Healey, Gordon Lightfoot, and Jackie Richardson to name a few. She has performed as part of the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, Beaches International Jazz Festival, Markham Jazz Festival and Oakville International Jazz Festival as well as Canadian Music Week.
When: Fri., Feb. 13, 2015 at 9 pm
Where: Arbor Room, Hart House
Produced and coordinated by the Hart House Music Committee, Jazz at Oscar’s brings you jazz in all shapes, colours and moods. Innovative Improvisation – Scintillating Standards – Classic Jazz. Jazz at Oscars showcases the best musicians from our own backyard and from Toronto’s vibrant jazz community.