TUSCANY MEDITERRANEE GRILL is proud to present a night of jazz, excellent food, and wine selection this coming Saturday night, May 9, 2009 at 6:30 pm.
An excellent way to celebrate this coming Mother’s Day or have a romantic dinner. Tuscany is known for it’s Italian food, with specialties like their Calimari, Salmon and Steak. We are rated the top Italian Restaurant in Irvine, CA, near the John Wayne Airport in Orange County.
Below is a review of Melodye and you can hear exerpts of hear music at http://www.melodyesings.com/index.htm
“Visiting Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park for the first time and listening to the John Hammond Trio and guest vocalist Melodye DeWine was a very worthwhile experience. … I was amazed at the credits this man has!
Melodye DeWine has done quite a few successful musical presentations throughout L.A. Hammond invited her on a Saturday evening in early August to sing with his trio, which included bassist John Giannelli and drummer Ralph Penland. The trio … came out very flowing and beautiful. … Hammond introduced DeWine. Others have noticed, and I agree, her voice is reminiscent of both Shirley Horn and June Christy. The group began with “Cheek to Cheek.” Hammond’s illustrious piano stylings were gorgeous behind her singing. Melodye wowed the audience, soon a full house, with songs such as, “The Best Is Yet to Come,” “The Very Thought of You,” “I Thought About You,” and one of her best songs, “Come Fly With Me.” She closed the set with an old favorite, “Honeysuckle Rose.” DeWine really made the song swing. Giannelli performed a captivating and remarkable solo along with some bass chords harmonically worked into the mix. … The audience was completely responsive to the group, applauding warmly.
DeWine says her signature song is ‘Black Coffee’. She and Hammond made an unusual arrangement of this bluesy tune. The audience liked it a lot. ‘Skylark’ was sung beautifully by DeWine and the trio gave a great rendition, including Hammond playing some stride piano…”
Glenn A. Mitchell is a bassist and writer for the LA Jazz Scene. This article is reprinted with permission from the September 2007 issue.
Melodye will be accompanied by the famous pianist David Dial. You can hear exerpts of David at http://www.diamorentertainment.com/audio/AngelEyes.mp3 or read more about David at http://www.diamorentertainment.com/About_David.htm.