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Melba Joyce
(Washington, D.C.)

Melba Joyce, Texas-born jazz and blues vocalist and songwriter now living in New York, has been a part of the international music scene since she began her professional career with David Newman at the age of 17 and performed with Louis Armstrong at 19. Since then she has appeared with such greats as Louis Jordan, Lionel Hampton, Gerald Wilson, and recorded with John Carter, Ellis Marsalis, and Dizzy Gillespie, to name a few.

Geary Moore, sensational Pittsburgh-born guitarist now living and working in the New York metropolitan area, recently appeared in a benefit concert with Jon Faddis, Jackie McLean, Phil Woods, Slide Hampton, Mulgrew Miller, Billy Drummond, T.S. Monk, Don Braden, John Lee, and Ronnell Bey.

TOUR DATES
September 17-22   Namibia
September 22-27    Angola
September 27 - October 2   Cameroon
October 2-14   Nigeria


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