Myra Melford

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Birthday
5, 1957
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
5, 1957 (age 62)
Birthplace
Chicago, IL

About

Acclaimed jazz artist and composer who recorded more than 20 albums and began playing the harmonium late in her career.

Before Fame

She started performing in New York City in the mid-eighties where she became a mainstay, collaborating with fellow artists like Dave Douglas, Cuong Vu, Marty Ehrlich, and Chris Speed.

Trivia

She joined a leaderless trio with the Art Ensemble of Chicago's Joseph Jarman and AACM violinist Leroy Jenkins called Equal Interest.

Family Life

Her works blended her hometown Chicago blues sounds with Eastern sounds and avant-garde influences.

Associated With

She and Junior Mance were both native Chicagoans who became beloved jazz pianists.