Hello my dear friends,
eventhough I started out pretty lazy in 2014 (at times I thought I would keep a full winter-sleep just like a bear..) it turned out to be one of my most busy and moving years ever!
After awakening from my winter-sleep I started out by getting a totally new hairstyle:
My colourful DREADS. (So watch out for some new colours this year!)
After the slow start I began to build my new website. A little later we finished my first video 'SUMMERWIND'. Both my website and the video got a lot of beautiful feedback from you - thank you all for that!
In springtime I had the pleasure to start a series of concerts with the wonderful KEITH COPELAND. Our blog 'Melanie&Keith at the Jazzkeller Frankfurt' www.melanieandkeith.com got online in September 2014 just about two weeks after I had returned from a visit in Sweden.
I had visited my beloved sister Angela in Sweden, where we did record most of the material for my upcoming video 'GIPSY FIRE' featuring my wonderful 'Sinto-brother' LULO REINHARDT on guitar!
After I was back in Frankfurt in September, my dear friend and great teacher JAY CLAYTON came to visit and joined us for a wonderful concert at the Jazzkeller. We had soooo much fun....thank you so much, Jay!
Wow, and as if that was not enough yet, my whole artgallery - www.modoolART.com - moved to a wonderful old building in Hofheim am Taunus, which is a loveley little town just a little outside of Frankfurt city.
Last but not least, after another bunch of wonderful concerts with my Quartet and with the great Keith Copeland, I finished my second video 'GIPSY FIRE BALLAD'. (Not to mix up with 'GIPSY FIRE', which will be released in 2015!)
And really I have to say: Your feedback on that one was overwhealming! THANK YOU sooo much for all your support in 2014!!!
For 2015 I have several projects in progress. One of them will be my NEW CD 'GIPSY FIRE' featuring LULO REINHARDT and my father ROMEO. Another one will be a bunch of new JAZZTALKS with KEITH as well as some concerts that we have planned including some very special GUESTS. Also a BOOK about Jazz-Singing that I am working on, some new VIDEOS and and and... please stay tuned and keep in touch!
So I hope to see you all as soon as possible in person this year and until then I wish you all a very very HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!!!
Hofheim, January 1st 2015