Archive for April 21, 2015


“It’s always a thrill to discover new talent,” Paul Brown says. The Grammy winning producer, guitarist and singer is convinced: ‘When it comes to vocalists, it’s rare to find someone like Melina who is at that stage where she’s just starting her career. She sent me some of her early demos and I heard a little Linda Ronstadt and some Adele in a voice that’s seriously as big as Texas.” Melina grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and has always been singing. As she got older, she sang at weddings, festivals and in church choirs. She also participated in talent shows and in 2012 Melina decided to just go for it, forming her own band and doing a lot of gigs in and around San Antonio.

She has performed at several Jazz Concerts and Festivals. At the annual Divas of Jazz Festival last year in San Antonio, she opened for saxophonist Jessy J. When she learned that Jessy’s hit albums and #1 singles were produced by Paul, she emailed him some of her songs. He was struck by both the emotional subtlety and power of her voice. Together they worked on her first album, on which she presents her multiple vocal shades with touches of pop, jazz, R&B, rock and gospel.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
2 nights (April 30 – May 2, 2015) incl. half-board & 4 concerts:
from 264,00 Euro p. p. in a double room
2 nights (May 1-3, 2015) incl. half-board & 6 concerts:
from 328,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights* (April 30 – May 3, 2015) incl. half-board & 8 concerts:
from 462,00 Euro p. p. in a double room


Alexander Zonjic & Friends

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 – 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Thursday, April 23, 2015 – 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Friday, April 24, 2015 – 6:30pm, 9:00pm & 10:30pm

Saturday, April 25, 2015 – 6:30pm, 9:00pm & 10:30pm

Great Food & Cool Jazz

The Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 313-882-5299