May 6th, 2022 7pm Stage 3
Melanie Scholtz is a South African born, Multi Award winning jazz singer and composer.
Melanie started playing the piano from the age of 5 and went on to study Opera at The University of Cape Town Opera School where she graduated Cum Laude with a Performer’s Diploma in Opera in 2000.
Melanie has released five successful solo albums and has been a featured artist and guest songwriter on many albums nationally and internationally. She has been a professional musician for more than 20 years and has performed all over the world including her native country, South Africa, Czech Republic, Slovakia , Germany , France, Italy, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, Poland and the United States.
Her most recent performances include touring with Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra in their 2019/ 2020 season, with shows in New York , Chicago , South Africa and Vienna. Melanie released her 6th album, a duo record called Kindred with bass player extraordinaire, Jo Skaansar from Norway on February 25, 2022 , after a successful tour in the Czech Republic and Poland in 2021.