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April 22, 2023

Dear Friends,

Just a quick note to tell you about some upcoming concerts this spring and summer.

Tonight I'll be performing at the Solo Jazz Piano Festival, Brattleboro, VT. I'm honored to be in the company of the other pianists: Michael Weiss, Dan Tepfer and Orrin Evans.

Next weekend on April 28, I'm performing on a double bill with my student ensemble, The Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective, in a quintet that Ben Goldberg and I are co-leading at Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley.

And on April 29, I'm performing a solo concert in Oakland at the Piedmont Piano Company.

In May, I'll be on tour in Europe with the collective Tiger Trio with Joelle Leandre and Nicole Mitchell:

16.05.2023 MÜNCHEN/Germany - Jazzclub Unterfahrt: Tickets
17.05.2023 VICENZA/Italy - Teatro Olimpico: Tickets
18.05.2023 WIEN/Austria - Porgy & Bess Jazz & Music Club: Tickets
19.05.2023 GRAZ/Austria - Stockwerk Graz: Tickets
20.05.2023 CERKNO/Slovenia - Jazz Cerkno Festival: Tickets
22.05.2023 WELS/Austria - Alter Schlachthof Wels: Tickets
27.05.2023 VILNIUS/Lithuania - VILNIUS MAMA JAZZ: Tickets

On June 3, I'll be presenting new music as part of my Cy Twombly Project for two trios at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin. This concert will be live-streamed.

MZM - Miya Masaoka, Zeena Parkins, Myra Melford +
Michael Formanek, Ches Smith, Myra Melford

On June 13, I'll be in NYC with Tiger Trio for the Vision Festival, celebrating Joelle Leandre's Lifetime Achievement Award!!! This concert will also be live-streamed.

On June 30, I reunite with my bandmates in Trio M - Mark Dresser + Matt Wilson at The Stone at the New School, NYC, for Mark Dresser's weeklong engagement there.

In July and August, I'm doing a residency at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, continuing my work on the Cy Twombly project. The focus this summer will be on creating an installation and solo piece with video artist (and fabulous musician, Chris Jonas) that reflects on my travels and discoveries tracing Twombly's work in the US and Europe. I'll also be composing a piece for the Prism Quartet's Generate Music Project - exploring the ties between Black and Jewish Americans with poet Erica Hunt.

On August 4, I'll be in Lisbon with my Fire and Water Quintet at Jazz em Agosto.

Later on August 18, I'll be back at Saalfelden Jazz Festival, in Austria, in a duo with Hamid Drake and on August 19, in a new quartet I'm co-leading with Allison Miller, featuring Scott Colley and Dayna Stephens.

Wishing you a peaceful spring and summer (or fall and winter, as the case may be:),


Melford can be rhythmic, romantic, stoic, wry, and lusty but most of all daring — all in one tune. More importantly she‘s reconnected music to motion, leaving today‘s straightlaced young men in suits, who have dominated recent jazz, in her wake.

Stuart Nicholson,
The London Observer