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    • Halloween at the House of Jazz


      It has been a while but finally I'll be performing again with my Jazz Trio at the House of Jazz, 2060 Aylmer, Montréal, 514-842-8656, for Halloween, Friday October 31, 2014 at 6:30pm.

      House of Jazz

    • Anybody Getting Married?


      My music agency Scène Prestige Productions will be exhibiting at the Salon Let's Get Married this August 31 and Sept 1, at Place Bonaventure, 800, de la Gauchetière West, Montreal, H5A 1K6. Come and meet us and listen to some of our great musicians who will be performing both days from 10am-6pm.

      Scène Prestige ProductionsSalon Let's Get Married 2014

    • Spring is Wedding Season


      Come and see me and several of my musician friends this Sunday, March 16, 2014, 11am-7pm, at the South Asian Wedding Salon - the Shaadi Show:
      Crowne Plaza Hotel, Plaza Volare Reception Hall
      6600 Chemin de la Côte de Liesse, Saint-Laurent

      The Montreal Shaadi Show

    • Spring Break


      Here are wishes of a warm and lovely spring break for all my fans and friends.

      There was a great turnout to this year's Valentine's Day Dinner and Show which I performed at Resto Bar Le Top Shot in Lachute.

      Valentine red rose

    • Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014


      Warm holiday wishes for all my fans, friends and family.

      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

      Let's make more sweet music in 2014.

      Christmas globe

    • Take the Chill Out of Winter


      I may be busy with school, but I always have time for fun!

      This weekend, Saturday November 16, 7pm, I'll be heating up the Mont-Tremblant Casino as the Duo Dynamique with guitarist Jonathan Rosner.

      Duo Dynamique: Melina Soochan & Jonathan Rosner Casino Mont-Tremblant

      And to get you all up and dancing the blues, on Monday, December 2nd at 9:30pm I'll be performing again with Srikanth Narayanan (bass) and Danick (drums) at Le Petit Medley.

      Le Petie Medley

    • Rumour Has it ...


      I feel like a giddy teenager again! Back to school, and back to writing music late at night, only less angst-ridden this time! Yup, you heard right :) I'll be going back to school to pursue an MBA at Concordia's renowned John Molson School of Business, something I've always wanted and something that I know will help me navigate through this hazy industry we call arts and entertainment.

      As well, breaking news! New compositions are on the rise, and a 3rd album is rumoured to be in the works! Stay tuned for upcoming shows, announcements and videos.

    • August Sizzle


      On August 1st, 2013, 10pm, a first ever collaboration with guitarist Wesli Louissaint and drummer Frantz-Lee Leonard at the Piano Rouge in Old Montreal!

      Catch my trio at the renowned Dièse Onze on Wednesday, August 7, at 9:30pm.

      Piano Rouge Diese Onze

      Keep an eye on the EVENTS page for more to come.

    • It's Official: Summer Starts in June!


      Nothing better for chasing the blues than ... the blues. And all that jazz...

      See me again at the 2013 Yes Montreal Art Expo on June 2-3 and the usual hangouts: Piano Rouge on June 6, House of Jazz on June 11 and Upstairs Jazz on July 10, where my trio will serenade you with our ever-expanding repertoire. Come and relax, have a drink, dance, have fun. See EVENTS for more details.

      YES Montreal Art Expo 2013
      Piano Rouge
      House of Jazz
      Upstairs Jazz  Bar and Grill

    • Springtime Jazz


      Back again at the Piano Rouge as a trio  tonight, Thursday April 11, a quartet on Friday night and as a quintet next Thursday April 18, when we'll also be shooting a video. Blues dancers, the floor is yours!

      In between there's also my solo act at  Casino Mont-Tremblant on Friday April 12 (lots of snow coming it seems), later that evening at Piano Rouge as a quartet  and  House of Jazz as a trio next Tuesday, April 16.

      Le Piano RougeCasino Mont-Tremblant

      House of Jazz

    • Good Friday 2013 in Mont-Tremblant


      Easter egg
      Treasure hunt at the Mont-Tremblant Casino on Good Friday, March 29, 2013 and the best find is ... Melina Soochan at her piano, performing her latest repertoire.

      Casino Mont-Tremblant
    • Spring Is Coming Early!


      Come join Melina Soochan as she reels in the spring time with a full season of solo piano-voice showcases at the famous Stephanie's Bar and Grill (1686 Highway 34, Hawkesbury, ON ), every Fri and Sat night from Feb 22 to Mar 23, 2013, from 7-11pm! Free entry, good food, good music, good times! Reservations recommended (613-632-2783).

    • Busy, busy December 2012!


      A flickering Christmas tree

      Wishing all my fans and friends and family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013.

      This holiday season I'll be doing many gigs all over town. Several private corporate events and a few public shows in clubs such as Gainzbar, House of Jazz and Piano Rouge are scheduled for December alone.

      Check out my Events page for details.

      I hope to see you at some of those as 2012 draws to a close and we ring in the new year 2013.

    • Video of Winning Song ANMTSC 2012


      Here's the music video for Laurie Martin's song Fausse Réalité which gave her the 1st place in the ANMTSC 2012.

      The song was recorded and mastered at Studio La Majeure and the video was filmed and edited by Artediem Millenium.

    • Jazz, Soul, RnB Shows Back to Back


      Busy week ahead! I'll be giving 3 jazzy shows this coming week:

      Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012, 7:30pm, Melina Soochan Jazz Trio with Srikanth Narayanan (bass) and Kim Desjardins (sax) at the House of Jazz.

      Then on Wednesday, Oct 10 and again on Sunday, Oct 14 , 9pm, as a duo with Jon Rosner at the Piano Rouge.

    • Acoustic Nights Montreal 2012 Gala


      We will be celebrating acoustic music and the winners of our 2012 Acoustic Nights Montreal Teen Songwriting Competition with a Gala on September 30th 2012, at La Sala Rossa. Headliners to the event are the renowned group Which Is Which.

      Laurie Martin Kassandra Chamberland Jimmy Khayata

      Acoustic Nights Montreal 2012 Gala

      Support our teens and acoustic music in Montreal! Buy your tickets now! $15 at the door, $12 in advance.

    • Summer Sizzle at Le Balcon


      Le Balcon

      Don't miss this summer's hottest event, JAZZ'N POP MOTOWN WITH MELINA SOOCHAN AND ROSANNA TOMIUK, at the cabaret resto-showbar Le Balcon, on Thursday August 16th 2012, 8-10pm. Reservations for dinner/show or just show are a must: 514-528-9766 or online at Admission.

      Melina Soochan and Rosanna Tomiuk

      Featuring Melina Soochan (piano/vocals), Rosanna Tomiuk (vocals), Srikanth Narayanan (bass), Alex Blecker (guitar) and Etienne Mason (drums), this show will be a delightful fusion of genres to please the most discriminating music enthusiasts. RSVP Facebook Event

    • Teen Songwriting Competition 2012


      The 2012 Acoustic Nights Montreal Teen Songwriting Competition took place on Saturday, June 23rd.

      Some really cool prizes were offered to the winners:
      1- Laurie Martin; 2 - Kassandra Chamberland; 3 - Jimmy Khayata; People’s Choice - Charly Corbeil; Random Draw - Kevin St-Pierre.

      ANMTSC 2012 poster

    • YES Montreal Art Expo June 2012


      I will be participating again in the YES Montreal Art Expo.

      It's 2 full days on June 3 & 4, 2012, at the Montreal Science Center, Perspective Hall, 2 de la Commune West, Old Montreal, in the Old Port.

      I will have a booth and give 3 short performances, along with other Montreal artists.

      YES Montreal Art Expo June 2012

    • Jazzing into Summer!


      Lotsa jazz coming up! Casino Mont-Tremblant and Upstairs Jazz in May, then House of Jazz in June and July! See my EVENTS for all the latest details.

      Casino Mont-Tremblant Upstairs Jazz House of Jazz

    • House of Jazz Tomorrow, Kalalu on Sunday!


      This is one busy spring week! Playing with Jon Rosner at the House of Jazz tomorrow, Tuesday April 17 and at the Kalalu on Sunday April 22, again with Jon Rosner and special guest Gillian Ho, the winner of the People's Choice Award in the 2011 Acoustic Nights Montreal Teen Songwriting Competition. Come on out for some of the most entertaining shows in Montreal :)

      View my EVENTS page for a full listing of what's coming up.

    • Casino de Montréal on March 29!


      Come and watch Melina's debut performance at the Montreal Casino Thursday, Mar 29 2012, 2-5pm, for a special Launch, with her jazz trio!

      1, avenue du Casino, Montréal
      (Parc Jean-Drapeau, opposite the Old Port)
      514-392-2746 or 1-800-665-2274

      Casino de Montreal

    • Acoustic Nights Needs Volunteers!


      The organization I founded in 2009 called Acoustic Nights Montreal is looking for volunteers to help out with the annual Teen Song-Writing Competition 2012, to be held in June 2012. If you are in the Montreal area, bilingual, have a few spare afternoons, and would like to help this community project, contact me for details!

      Acoustic Nights Montreal

    • Happy Holidays!


      Wishing everybody a wonderful and joyous holiday season and a very Happy New Year 2012!

    • YES Montreal Art Expo 2011


      This year I will be participating again in the YES Montreal Art Expo.

      It's 2 full days on December 1 & 2, 2011, at Marché Bonsecours, De La Commune Hall, 350 St-Paul Street East, Old Montreal, in the Old Port.

      I will have a booth and give 2 performances on Thursday, along with other Montreal artists.

      • 6:05pm sharp (VIP attendance)
      • 7:45pm sharp (general attendance)

      Come one, come all :)

      YES Montreal Art Expo 2012

    • House of Jazz on Nov 22


      I'm happy to perform again with my trio at the House of Jazz on Tuesday November 22, 7:30-10:30pm.

      Melina Soochan (piano, vocals), Srikanth Narayanan (upright bass), Kim Desjardins (tenor sax).

      House of Jazz

    • Acoustic Nights 10 on Fri Nov 18


      Hey Montreal, the 10th chapter of the Acoustic Nights Montreal Series is going to be next week, Friday November 18th, at 7pm at Jello Martini Lounge. It's going to be FUN!

      P.S. It was a lot of fun, with so much great and diverse talent on display!

      Acoustic NIghts Montreal 10 at Jello Martini Lounge, Nov 18 2011

    • HOUSE OF JAZZ! Fri Oct 28 2011


      Thanks to everybody who came to support me at my first ever performance at the famous Montreal House of Jazz on Fri Oct 28, 10pm! It was a magical night! A full house, nothing less, what more can anybody want?

      House of Jazz, 2060 Aylmer, Montréal, 514-842-8656

      Performing with my band: Michael Johancsik (tenor sax), Srikanth Narayanan (upright bass), Spiros Damianos (drums).

      House of Jazz with Melina Soochan



      Hey friends! My new and first full-length album Hold On is now available! This was such a journey, both rocky and exciting, but now it's done and I can breathe! Please support me and buy the album! You won't regret it, I promise :) To buy it, click here.

      I had the launch at Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill on Sep 20.

      Performed a full concert with my band: Mike Johancsik (alto sax), Srikanth Narayanan (upright bass), Jon Watts (drums).

      Album cover for Hold On - by Melina Soochan

Hold On

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