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October 9, 2015

September 24, 2015

Karin and Mike Kelleher



Get tickets for our Oct. 12 Show at Blues Alley!

Mon., Oct. 12 @ 8:00 PM and 10:00 P.M.
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20007


To buy tickets for the 8:00 p.m. show click here.
For the 10:00 p.m. show, click here.

Karin and Mike will celebrate the national release of their album with a performance at Washington DC's premier jazz club, Blues Alley in Georgetown, on October 12, with two shows at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Join us for a fantastic evening of jazz/classical fusion featuring Joanna Owen, violin; Maggie Seay, viola; Diana Flesner, cello; Paul Henry, bass; Latin Grammy winner Joe McCarthy, drums; with special guests Ben Bokor on clarinet, oboe, and soprano saxophone, and Grammy award-winning engineer Jim Robeson.







Wonderful Huffington Post Review of Melange

"...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." That's just part of an in-depth review of our album Melange by Huffington Post writer and critic Roxane Assaf. Check out the whole review here and other recent reviews on our website here.



Radio Airplay Continues to Grow in US, Canada

Airplay for our album, Melange, is continuing to grow in markets across the US and Canada, after our official national launch September 4. Click here to take a look at the rundown of stations sharing our music. 

To listen to samples of the album on our website, click here.




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September 2, 2015

Karin and Mike Kelleher
 

Reviews, Radio Airplay, Baltimore Concert This Thursday!

Our jazz-classical fusion album Melange has gotten some great reviews (including from the Baltimore Sun this past Sunday), we’re getting airplay and interviews on radio nationwide, and our latest concert is this Thursday September 3 at An die Musik in Baltimore, followed by Blues Alley in DC on October 12! Details are below, or go to KelleherMusic.com for more info!

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A 'Melange' of jazz, classical — and life

By Tim Smith

Aug. 30, 2015

"W.C. Handy's bluesy "Chantez Les Bas" segues, somehow, into the slow movement from Brahms' Violin Concerto. Debussy's "Clair de Lune," lushly transformed by a string quartet, a subtle drummer and a man sweetly singing about masks and moonlight, conjures up images of an unusually sophisticated nightclub.

"And a melody from Bach's monumental Mass in B Minor finds unexpected common ground with a recent piece by contemporary jazz bassist Dave Holland and the traditional tune "Will the Circle Be Unbroken."

"These are just a few examples of the genre-fusion heard in "Melange," a new album by Maryland-based composer/vocalist/arranger Mike Kelleher and his wife, violinist Karin Kelleher. The couple, joined by some of the players on the recording, will give a CD release concert Thursday at An die Musik. Another launch will be held next month at Blues Alley in Washington."

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Melange Getting Radio Airplay in US, Canada

Our album, Melange, is now getting radio airplay in markets across the US and Canada, even though our official national launch is September 4. Stations in Boston, Baltimore, New Orleans, Berkeley and San Diego CA, Illinois, Kansas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Canada, including national CBC radio.

 

Click here to take a look at Crossover Media’s rundown of radio stations that are sharing our music.
 


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WGLT Radio Interview with Mike

 

By Charlie Schlenker

 

August 18, 2015

 

Mike talked with award-winning reporter Charlie Schlenker from WGLT radio in Illinois about the album’s origins, the music that Karin and Mike are performing now, and how the classical and jazz genres have a shared history.

 

Click here to listen to the interview.

 

 

 

September 3 in Baltimore at An die Musik

 

Thu, Sep 3 @ 8:00 PM

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

Karin & Mike will be performing with their acoustic ensemble featuring Gavin Fallow, violin; Magaly Rojas Seay, viola; April Chisholm Studeny, cello; Eric Seay, double bass; and 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

 

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October 12 in Washington DC at Blues Alley

 

Mon, Oct 12 @ 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM

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

Karin & Mike will be performing at Washington DC’s premier jazz club, Blues Alley in Georgetown, on October 12. They will have two shows - one at 8:00 PM and one at 10:00 PM.

 

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August 14, 2015

Karin & Mike in Baltimore at An die Musik Sept. 3

in Washington, DC at Blues Alley October 12!

 

We’ll be bringing our jazz-classical fusion to Baltimore on September 3 at the club An die Musik. Click here for tickets and concert details. We’ll perform some brand new music composed especially for this event, so come listen to the premier!

Then we’re headed to DC’s leading jazz club, Blues Alley on October 12, for two shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Click here for further details and tickets.

 

Official North American Album Launch Sept. 4

The official launch for our album Melange is set for September 4, and we’ve already shared our music with hundreds of media outlets and radio stations across North America. We’ll be sending you developments as they occur, but we wanted to thank you for being so supportive -- so early -- in this project.

Click here to hear album tracks on our website kellehermusic.com

 

Aug 2 concert a great success!

Our August 2 album launch concert was a great success -- we had a full house, a lively audience, and a wonderful time performing for friends, both new and old. Thanks for coming out to support our jazz-classical project, and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!

 

Online store updated

Our online store has been updated to make ordering physical CDs easier. We’ve also included direct links for downloads from iTunes and Amazon. Visit kellehermusic.com/music for details.


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July 28, 2015

Melange Album Launch Concert is This Sunday!
 
 
Sunday, August 2
4:00-5:30 p.m.
4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda MD
Tickets $10 online, $12 at the door. (Click here for ticket and album sales info)
 
Our album launch concert is in Bethesda this Sunday!  We’ll be playing songs from our new album “Melange,” a fusion of jazz and classical styles. The studio engineer for Melange, 2-time Grammy winner Jim Robeson, will be there.
 
You can now purchase Melange on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.
 
The ensemble features drummer Joe McCarthy, founder and leader of the Latin Grammy award-winning group Afro Bop Alliance; bassist Eric Seay; Karin Kelleher and Joanna Owen on violin; Magaly Rojas Seay on Viola; Todd Thiel on Cello; and Mike Kelleher on guitar and vocals.
For advance ticket sales, to buy the album, or to learn more about our group, please visit www.kellehermusic.com.
 
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July 22, 2015

Meet the Musicians: In the coming weeks, we'll introduce the musicians behind ‪#‎Melange‬, starting with Karin Kelleher. Karin began studying violin when she was 10, and has played with a wide range of orchestras including the Knoxville (TN) Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, and the Maryland Symphony, to name just a few.

On creating #Melange with her husband Mike, Karin says:
“I’ve always felt a strong connection to sound and music. Creating this album with Mike has been such a wonderful extension of our relationship and love for music.”

Photography by Karen Elliot Greisdorf

Photography by Karen Elliot Greisdorf

July 15, 2015

Save The Date!

Karin & Mike Kelleher

Launch Concert for their New Album: Melange

BUY the album or concert tickets at www.KelleherMusic.com

Sunday, August 2, 2015

4:00-5:30 p.m.

at Imagination Stage

4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda MD

Tickets are $10 online, $12 at the door.

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It’s here!

 

 

At a concert in Bethesda on August 2 Karin and Mike Kelleher will launch their new album Melange, a fusion of jazz and classical styles, including original compositions and arrangements.

 

The event is scheduled for Sunday Aug. 2 at 4 p.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., in Bethesda MD. (Click here for ticket and album sales info)


Melange (French for “mix” or “blend”) celebrates the cross-influences of classical and jazz composers, and includes a unique ensemble of performers who excel in both genres.

 

 

Karin and Mike have been making music together for over three decades.  Karin is a professional violinist with many years of experience working in classical orchestras and ensembles, while Mike performs primarily jazz and blues. Their album Melange not only blends jazz and classical compositions and styles, it combines different eras, and with unique acoustic instrumentation, including string quartet, double bass, drums, guitar, oboe, and voice.

 

The ensemble features drummer Joe McCarthy, the founder and leader of the Latin Grammy award-winning group Afro Bop Alliance.

For information about online ticket sales, album purchases, or other information about our group, please visit www.kellehermusic.com

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