Thoughts that are timeless always find their moment.

2020-06-26T00:54:16-07:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

This is AWAKE! I found these words by Rabindranath Tagore a very long time ago and I've carried them in my heart ever since - until I heard them sing. I suggest you listen three times - once at a high volume while driving, once with head phones and once while resting. Thank you, Peter Hume, for your glorious orchestration, Paco Silva for your thoughtful direction. Thank you all, with all of my heart. Enjoy.

All Together Now Telethon – Saturday, April 25 at 2pm

2020-05-28T21:29:54-07:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

On Saturday, April 25, at 2:00PM PST, ALL TOGETHER NOW! – an online concert event helping the City of Los Angeles during the coronavirus pandemic will be live streamed at alltogethernowla.org courtesy of Alert the Globe and available free to anyone who wants to see it. 100% of the proceeds go to the City of Los Angeles COVID 19 Crisis Fund and you can either donate by texting “together” to 24365, or at the Mayors Fund LA website.

Seniorly Presents: Curtain Up Live Stream! For our isolated seniors due to the #COVID-19 pandemic

2020-04-25T15:44:46-07:00April 5th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

On Monday, April 6 at 1:00 PM PDT / 4:00 PM EDT, I'll be doing a cool live stream right here on Curtain Up with Rob Rokicki, Lynn Portas & Lily Bowen.  A one-hour live entertainment show for our aging loved ones nationwide. It's a collaboration with Seniorly, to bring daily entertainment to seniors across the country who are isolated due to the #COVID-19 pandemic.

Vintage Commercial: Memorex Cassettes with Melissa Manchester & Ella Fitzgerald

2020-04-05T14:17:36-07:00February 1st, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

This one aired in December of 1977. "I had no idea what she was singing about, but I decided there and then that I wanted to live where she lived. She just was my guiding light through my whole life," she says. "When I first got to meet her on the set of the Memorex commercial, she was so jolly and so dear and so huggy. I immediately felt confirmed of all I had hoped for: that she was just magnificent in every way."

Premiere of documentary Parkland: Healing A Community and A Nation

2020-01-20T21:57:08-08:00January 20th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

I am very proud to announce the premier airing of Parkland: Healing A Community and A Nation on KCET January 22nd. I co-wrote a song with Sharon Vaughn called We Are The Fire inspired by my marching in the March For Our Lives. Honoured to have members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas choir sing with me as well as have the song play a part in this remarkable documentary. Thanks in advance and abundance to director Joel Kaplan and writer/producer Linda Corley. UPCOMING AIRDATES Wednesday Jan22, 10:00 PM PT Thursday Jan23, 2:00 AM PT Wednesday Jan29, 12:00 PM [...]

Temecula Valley Symphony and Chorus concert to feature debut of Melissa Manchester’s piece Awake

2019-10-06T15:29:05-07:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

The Temecula Valley Symphony and Chorus “Fantastic Journey” concert on October 5, 2pm, will feature the world premiere of Melissa Manchester’s new piece “Awake” with award-winning pianist Marie Ananian, selections by Beethoven and Debussy, plus acclaimed modern film composers James Newton Howard and Michael Giacchino. “The work is unlike anything you have ever heard before. It is both easy to listen to and intellectually stimulating,” explained Music Director John Mario.

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“All I Want for Christmas”, Dave Koz featuring Melissa Manchester

2020-02-01T18:08:29-08:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Twenty-two years after releasing his first Christmas themed set, saxophonist Dave Koz takes a very different stylistic approach on his new holiday album, "Gifts of the Season". The 11-track collection will be released on Friday, October 11. Approaching Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” as a soulful ballad, GRAMMY winner Melissa Manchester changes the entire emotional trajectory of the song.

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Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2019 kicks off November 29

2019-10-06T14:34:37-07:00September 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2019, with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington and special guest Chris Walker, is a whirlwind of 22 shows in 25 days. All four of Koz’s tour mates appear on the new album Gifts of the Season. The run kicks off on November 29 at the Van Wezel in Sarasota, FL and includes shows at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, NY (December 8), the Plaza Theatre in El Paso, TX (December 16) and Cerritos Center...

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Melissa Manchester and many more stars perform at CONCERT FOR AMERICA

2019-09-23T03:51:15-07:00September 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Last night was Concert For America in Los Angeles! The star-studded event featured performances and appearances from Melissa Manchester (performing a stellar rendition of her song "Whenever I Call You Friend"), Marcia Cross, Rachel Bay Jones, Jane Lynch, Eric McCormack, Melissa Benoist, Elyfer Torres, Laurie Metcalf, Liz Callaway, Carrie Manolakos, Caroline Rhea, Gina Torres, Chris Wood, Yuri Sardarov, Pasha Pashkov, Seth Rudetsky, James Wesley, and more! To donate: concertsforamerica.com/donate >