Short bio

Melody Diachun is an ideal jazz singer for the 21st century. She has a very appealing and friendly voice, a subtle but exciting improvising style, and is open to the influences of current pop and r&b music. The JUNO-nominated singer’s brand of groove-jazz is both creative and accessible, appealing to a wide audience while being joyfully unpredictable. In 2009 Melody was nominated “Female Vocalist of the Year" at Canada’s National Jazz Awards. An increasingly significant singer with her own sound, style and approach to creating new music, Melody Diachun is just getting started.

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Release info

JUNO nominee Melody Diachun releases her fourth recording, “Get Back to the Groove” on June 1, 2018. The focus is on irresistible originals, unexpected covers, and compelling grooves. 

Celebrating two decades of writing and performing music together, the nucleus of the recording is vocalist-songwriter Melody Diachun and guitarist-bassist, co-writer, mixing engineer, producer, and husband Doug Stephenson. “Get Back to the Groove” marks the premiere recording of the couple’s newly formed label, Third Beach Records. 

Over the last six years, they have developed the cohesive sound and camaraderie of a true band with the musicians heard here: Clinton Swanson on tenor sax, Mark Spielman on electric bass, and Tony Ferraro on drums. The recording is augmented by long-time collaborators Chris Andrew on keys and Chris Gestrin on Hammond B3, and by young singer Andrew Matthews on background vocals.  

Online release, June 1, 2018

CDs exclusively available at live shows
Get Back to the Groove Tour 2018

June 15: Calgary, Alberta
JazzYYC Summer Festival, Junction YYC

June 15: Calgary, Alberta
Jazz Vocal Workshop, Memorial Park Library 

June 17: Calgary, Alberta
“Women in Jazz” panel, The Ironwood
June 20: Cranbrook, BC
The Stage Door  

June 21: Nelson, BC
Shambhala Music & Performance Hall  

June 22: Enderby, BC
Lorenzo's Café

June 24: Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Intern'l Jazz Festival, Frankie's Jazz Club  

June 25: Duncan, BC
The Duncan Showroom  

July 25: Castlegar, BC
Music in the Park Concert Series, Kinnaird Park  

August 3: Kaslo, BC
Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival  

August 23: Trail, BC
Trail Concerts in the Park Concert Series, Gyro Park

Live performance