Melani Skybell is a jazz and pop standards vocalist and classically trained pianist. Her jazz repertoire is extensive as well as her experience providing entertainment for private parties, festivals, corporate events, hotels and clubs. As a soloist or with her small to large groups, her unique interpretation of classic jazz uplifts her audiences with rich vocal nuances and charm. Melani has acquired a faithful and large following in the north Texas scene, due to her warm, engaging style, along with her strong piano technique. Melani has garnered rave reviews from national music critics, from her five CD’s which sell around the globe. Her original material from her 4th CD, Just A Chase Away, has sold tracks to television, video and other commercial outlets. Melani Skybell exudes the qualities and crossover appeal of major label talent, while maintaining an effortless style and flair. Whether swinging hard on her up-tempos or warming your heart with her intimate ballads, Melani has often been labeled as “superb and exquisite jazz vocals.” Read her reviews on her web site for more info. Her influences range from Ella, Julie London, Anita O’Day, Billie Holdiay and Nat King Cole. Melani is often labeled the Diana Krall of Dallas, because of her strong and engaging vocals and piano style.