"Ensemble counterlines unfurl with grace.... Charts lope along with swing feel…and Karin’s eager violin obbligatos.​ (Mike’s) earnest tenor sounds best (think Kurt Elling or Theo Bleckmann) at low volume and intensity on ‘Ancka’s Dolphin Dance,’ the Hancock favorite enriched with fresh lyrics and ripe choral overdubs.“
Downbeat Magazine

"...a man sweetly singing about masks and moonlight,
conjures up images of an unusually sophisticated nightclub."

Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun

"...these thoughtfully rendered pieces have the quality of art song. A showcase of complex meter, harmonic creativity, and vocal alacrity is rarely so listenable. When it's over, you miss it." 
Roxane Assaf, Huffington Post

 

Karin and Mike Kelleher perform a fusion of jazz and classical styles, with original compositions and arrangements. 

Their new album ,“Melange,” celebrates the cross-influences of classical and jazz composers, and includes a unique ensemble of performers who excel in both genres. 

Karin and Mike are based in the Washington, DC area. 

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Melange

by Karin & Mike Kelleher

mé·lange: /māˈlänj/ noun, a mixture or blend

Karin and Mike Kelleher’s new album Mélange not only blends jazz and classical compositions and styles, it also combines different eras, with unique instrumentation, including string quartet, acoustic bass, drums, guitar, oboe, and voice -- all acoustic instruments and performances.

Mélange celebrates classical and jazz composers’ influence on one another, highlighting musicians who perform -- and serving listeners who enjoy -- both genres.

Produced, Composed, and Arranged by Mike Kelleher

Lead and Backup Vocals: Mike Kelleher

Violin: Karin Kelleher, Joanna Owen

Viola: Magaly Rojas Seay, Karin Kelleher

Cello: Todd Thiel, Peter Kibbe, Gita Ladd

Bass: Eliot Seppa

Drums and Percussion: Joe McCarthy

Oboe: Fatma Daglar

Guitar: Jim Roberts (Chantez les Brahms), Mike Kelleher (Black is the Color, My Love Isn’t)

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Recording Engineer: Jim Robeson www.JimRobesonProductions.com

Recorded at Bias Studios, Springfield VA

Photography by Karen Elliot Greisdorf

Cover art and album design by Peter Howells

Special thanks to: Mastering Engineer Mike Monseur; Katrina Potts, Carol Kelleher, and Anna Kelleher; Charlie Stokes; Peter Schuetz; Art Lewis; Jerome Franke; Pamela Hentges; the DC Irish Kitchen; and Les Ismore.

A Production of Kelleher Music, LLC

www.kellehermusic.com

info@kellehermusic.com

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  1. 1 Beautiful Pain 05:29 Info
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  2. 2 Jeannot 03:17 Info
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  3. 3 Ancka's Dolphin Dance 04:57 Info
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  4. 4 Black is the Color 04:32 Info
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  5. 5 Chantez les Brahms 04:21 Info
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  6. 6 Giga 02:44 Info
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  7. 7 Something 03:42 Info
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  8. 8 Moonlight (aka Moon Dreams) 02:26 Info
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  9. 9 Clair de Lune 05:57 Info
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  10. 10 One Perfect Day 03:58 Info
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  11. 11 Kyrieousity 05:05 Info
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  12. 12 My Love Isn't 03:30 Info
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Karin & Mike Kelleher "Melange"

Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Karin & Mike will be performing at Blues Alley in Georgetown on October 12. They will have two shows - one at 8:00PM and one at 10:00PM.

Featuring Joanna Owen, violin; Maggie Seay, viola; Diana Flesner, cello; Eric Seay, bass; and Latin Grammy Winner Joe McCarthy, drums.

Karin & Mike Kelleher "Melange"

Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Karin & Mike will be performing at Blues Alley in Georgetown on October 12. They will have two shows - one at 8:00PM and one at 10:00PM.

Featuring Joanna Owen, violin; Maggie Seay, viola; Diana Flesner, cello; Eric Seay, bass; and Latin Grammy Winner Joe McCarthy, drums.

Karin & Mike Kelleher

An Die Musik, 409 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Karin & Mike will be performing to celebrate September 4th release of their debut album Mélange.

Our acoustic ensemble will feature: Gavin Fallow, violin; Magaly Rojas Seay, viola; April Chisholm Studeny, cello; Eric Seay, double bass; Joe McCarthy -- founder and leader of the Latin Grammy award-winning group Afro Bop Alliance -- on drums

$15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

Photography by Karen Elliott Greisdorf and Carl Richards. Album Design by Peter Howells.