Melanie & The Bianco Martinis is NYC’s premier vintage jazz band that covers all four corners of the world. From Buenos Aires to Rome, New York to Paris, The Bianco Martinis draw musical inspiration from all over the world to create a truly unique sound. They have several residencies around the NYC area, and The Bianco Martinis are perfect for weddings and special events. There is not a doubt that The Bianco Martinis bring class and sophistication to any venue.

Melanie is a classically trained cross-over soprano who has toured the world singing. Her unique approach to music has been influenced by all of her travels and you can hear this in the unique sound of The Bianco Martinis. Her musical versatility lends itself very well to singing in front of a small quartet or even a full symphony orchestra, and her subtle warmth will leave you always wanting for more.

 

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June 18th at The Metropolitan Room

Hey hey hey!

I’m so excited to announce that my band The Bianco Martinis will be back at The Metropolitan Room on June 18th! We have played there a couple times now and always have the best time. It’s a beautiful cabaret style venue with excellent sound and lighting (which is always refreshing) and we are glad to be back!

Get your tickets in advance at http://metropolitanroom.com/event.cfm?id=193689&cart

Mondays with Melanie

Hey guys!

As some of you may or may not know, I’ve been posting a weekly video called “Mondays with Melanie”. Sometimes it’s serious, sometimes it’s silly, but I always try to make it fun. This week YouTube blocked my video because I guess Taylor Swift has a strong hold on anything being posted with her music… so I posted it on Vimeo instead! Check it out here!

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Broadway After Midnight

Broadway After Midnight is the debut album of classical crossover soprano Melanie Goerlitz.  She masterfully blends classic Broadway showtunes with songs from the American Songbook, accompanied by the brilliant musical stylings of Wojtek Mrozek.

08 Mar 2015 Bianco Martinis New York, NY Lambs Club Lambs Club free
13 Mar 2015 The Bianco Martinis New York , NY The Wayfarer The Wayfarer free
22 Mar 2015 Bianco Martinis New York, NY Lambs Club Lambs Club free
27 Mar 2015 The Bianco Martinis New York, NY The Wayfarer The Wayfarer
28 Mar 2015 The Bianco Martinis Nyc, NY The Lambs Club The Lambs Club free
10 Apr 2015 The Bianco Martinis New York, NY The Rum House The Rum House free
10 Apr 2015 Melanie Goerlitz Trio New York, NY The Rum House The Rum House free
18 Jun 2015 Melanie & The Bianco Martinis New York, NY The Metropolitan Room The Metropolitan Room
25 Jul 2015 Melanie & The Bianco Martinis NY, New York Dix Hills Performing Arts Center Dix Hills Performing Arts Center

Melanie is a lyric soprano based out of New York City. She was delighted to recently make her European debut in a concert tour throughout Poland. This concert highlighted the works of contemporary and traditional musical theater, and she was accompanied by a full symphony orchestra. Additionally, she just recorded her first album, “Broadway After to be released in Poland in March 2012.

Melanie is also extremely proud to have made her Carnegie Hall debut this past December 2011. She recently joined the New York Choral Society which has led to other similar endeavors, with Carnegie Hall being a major highlight. “Everyone always asks, ‘Where is the best place to perform in New York?’ I’ve always heard it was Carnegie Hall, and now I know without a doubt it is true! What a thrill to sing on that stage.” This was one of many concerts performed in New York this season with the New York Choral Society, and Melanie is looking forward to many more.

Music has always been the breath of life for Melanie. From a very young age, everyone around her noticed that she had a special gift, and so she began to cultivate it at the age of 8. She started with piano lessons, and naturally excelled in music. She had a knack for all sides of music and entertaining. “I remember singing along to my tape recorder and imagining that I was on a stage. At night, my parents would tell me to go to sleep, but I just couldn’t turn the music off! I also used to direct my childhood playmates in imaginary garage performances!” At the age of 10, she auditioned for an exclusive group called Marywood College Children’s Choir. Coming from a one-stoplight town, she was up against all the “city” girls of Scranton, PA. She sang her first solo with this group, and from that moment on, she knew she belonged on a stage.

Fast forwarding several years, it was apparent that Melanie was going to have a promising future in music. In high school, she competed statewide at PMEA music festivals and was awarded first place soprano in the entire state–the biggest achievement she’d made up to that point. Soon after, she was admitted into her top choice school, Carnegie Mellon University. While studying at CMU, Melanie managed to sing her way to the top. “I suddenly felt like a tiny fish in a huge ocean, so I knew I had to work my hardest.” She performed in many concerts, but a few of the highlights included the role of “Val” in A Chorus Line, “Nancy” in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring, “Second Lady” in scenes from The Magic Flute, soloist in Bach’s Magnificat, and fabulously featured ensemble in Candide.

After graduating with the highest honors, Melanie spent the summer studying opera in Italy. This experience had a great influence on her. “I absolutely fell in love with everything about Italy. The music, the culture, the beautiful terrain, the sun, the food, the people, and of course the wine,” she said with a laugh. “I wanted to stay there and just sing forever.” After spending the rest of the year on a national tour of “Swing! The Musical” she returned to Italy to spend another summer studying and performing. This wonderful experience led her to make her operatic debut as the prize role of “Nannetta” in Falstaff at the Crested Butte Music Festival.

Ironically, after making the big move to New York City she had a series of jobs that took her right back out of the city. She booked the part of lead singer on a luxury cruise line, where she also developed her own one-woman cabaret act. She even had the pleasure to sing back up for Florence Henderson. Traveling the world while singing was an incredible and life-changing experience for Melanie. She was able to ride a camel at the pyramids, see penguins in Antarctica, and swim with sting rays in Bora Bora. Then something began to gently tug her; she knew it was time to come back to New York City.

“In this field, you do not always know what the next step is until you’re about to take a huge jump. I have this incredibly strong faith that each step leads me closer to my ultimate goals,” she said. Now that she is planning to stay in New York, she is exploring the many performing opportunities the city has to offer. “I’m constantly inspired by the world around me, and I feel blessed that I have seen so much.” Instead of finding inspiration at the pyramids, now she now finds it daily in New York City. “If I can make it actually around the world and back again, I can make it here,” said with a huge grin.

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