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11-20 November 2022

#wearejazz

Melanie Charles

Melanie Charles

Sun 13 November 2022

Stage time / 7:30pm

Doors / 7:00pm

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Location

LONDON Lafayette,
11 Goods Way,
Kings Cross
N1C 4DP

Tickets

£20 + booking fee

Brooklyn-born Haitian singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, actress, flautist Melanie Charles is getting noticed for turning jazz on its head in more ways than one. Whether it is bringing a lifelong reverence to a back catalogue of jazz or calling out injustices in her co-hosted podcast ‘Make Jazz Trill Again’, Melanie Charles is a vocalist who ‘takes us on a journey that embodies the soul of jazz: exploration’ (NPR).

On her latest album on Verve, Y’all Don’t (Really) Care About Black Women, she flips the script by sampling the history of powerful Black women in jazz, and putting her own imprint on classics by Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, and more.

Recently performing as a special guest on Sons of Kemet’s US tour, Melanie Charles will be performing her debut London show with her band at Lafayette for the EFG London Jazz Festival.

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