Halloween at the House of Jazz24.09.2014
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.
Anybody Getting Married?03.07.2014
Spring is Wedding Season13.03.2014
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
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.
Goodbye 2013, Hello 201420.12.2013
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.
Take the Chill Out of Winter15.11.2013
I may be busy with school, but I always have time for fun!
Rumour Has it ...13.08.2013
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.
It's Official: Summer Starts in June!28.05.2013
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.
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.
Good Friday 2013 in Mont-Tremblant29.03.2013
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.
Spring Is Coming Early!31.01.2013
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!02.12.2012
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 201229.10.2012
Jazz, Soul, RnB Shows Back to Back06.10.2012
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.
Acoustic Nights Montreal 2012 Gala22.08.2012
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.
Support our teens and acoustic music in Montreal! Buy your tickets now! $15 at the door, $12 in advance.
Summer Sizzle at Le Balcon23.07.2012
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.
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 201224.06.2012
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.
YES Montreal Art Expo June 201217.05.2012
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.
Jazzing into Summer!26.04.2012
House of Jazz Tomorrow, Kalalu on Sunday!16.04.2012
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!14.03.2012
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
Acoustic Nights Needs Volunteers!11.01.2012
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!
Wishing everybody a wonderful and joyous holiday season and a very Happy New Year 2012!
YES Montreal Art Expo 201123.11.2011
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 :)
House of Jazz on Nov 2219.11.2011
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).
Acoustic Nights 10 on Fri Nov 1811.11.2011
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!
HOUSE OF JAZZ! Fri Oct 28 201129.10.2011
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).
MY ALBUM "HOLD ON" IS OUT!26.09.2011
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).