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Already firmly established in the pantheon of creative Irish artists, Melanie O’Reilly is recognized as one of Ireland’s international jazz ambassadors and celtic jazz pioneers. Having represented Ireland in a major international European Union Jazz festival at UCLA,Oct 2013, her recent performance at the National Concert Hall Dublin garnered the accolade as one of the “Top concerts of the year” of 2013, by Ireland’s Sunday Independent.
Born in Dublin, Melanie comes from a dynasty of musicians and actors. Treading the boards from an early age as an actress and singer, she quickly became a multiple award-winning singer in Dublin’s Feis Ceol competitions.
Accolades for Melanie continue to pour in. Having been nominated for Best Contemporary Album and Best Contemporary Female Artist by Irish Music magazine for her album House of the Dolphins, in 2006 she was mentioned in Downbeat Magazine as one of Ireland’s foremost jazz ambassadors. Her concert with guitarist Larry Coryell at Dublin’s Green Room was noted as one of the top jazz concerts of the year by the Sunday Independent (Dublin). Additionally, the Rough Guide to Irish Music called Melanie’s work “Spellbinding… uplifting music from a true innovator;” while the Irish Times noted Melanie’s “breathtaking amazing emotional intensity… (and) sheer virtuosity.”Wide ThumbClearartFanartBanner User Comments