Through the Years
Melani L. Skybell is a vocalist and classically trained pianist, performing either solo or with and ensemble. Her training includes piano and vocal performance at Boston University and at the prestigious jazz studies department of University of North Texas College of Music. She has performed at all of the top venues in Dallas, Texas, and has a gig almost every night of the week. Some evenings there is a line to get into clubs to hear her play - not an easy task in a city dominated by C&W and Rock. Melani's repertoire includes traditional jazz standards, sultry ballads, and Latin rhythms. She regularly entertains at Dallas' most popular nightspots. Recently she was the featured artist at a sold out performance at the Sammons Center for the Arts program 'Women In Jazz,' and she has also apperared on television news programs covering benefits she has played in the north Texas, Dallas area. Melani is in demand outside of Dallas, having performed at events in Atlanta, Georgia, Kinston, Jamaica, and the Chautauqua Institute of New York. Melani combines her sensual style and compelling interpretations with respect for the tradition of classic jazz. Her first recording, 'Through The Years,' is in it's third printing, and includes her first recorded original piece - the title track,'Through The Years.' Her recent release 'My Heart Sings,' is already going into it's third printing, as well. A national talent waiting to be discovered, Melani is not only an engaging singer/pianist with a unique voice and style, she also projects such personal warmth, sincerity, and positive energy that audiences take an instant liking to her.