Kate Melvina is a singer, pianist and composer based in Calgary, AB.
Kate was raised in a family of musicians and was surrounded by jazz at an early age. As a child, she quickly became a proficient classical pianist, winning awards in competitions like the Kiwanis Festival. While being able to play technically demanding pieces, her teachers felt the reason Kate was such a gifted pianist was because of her touch and the feeling she put into her songs.
Kate began writing songs as a child and wrote her first song at age 9. In her teen years, she discovered her passion for old soul music and became completely encompassed by it. Her main idol was and will always be Stevie Wonder. Her influences and music reach across many genres - jazz, rnb/soul, latin, electronic, gospel and hip hop. Kate has left audiences stunned by the amount of control, passion and warmth she emits through her voice.
A crazy love for music, as well as an absolute drive and passion that she puts towards her craft has made her the artist and vocalist she is today.
Kate is the lead singer, writer and keyboardist for Tendavillage. They are currently in studio recording their debut EP.
Some clips from Lilac Festival 2018!
PAST AND UPCOMING SHOWS
november 8,9 2019
with Oliver Miguel and the Revolucion, Murriettas, Calgary AB
november 15 2019
with the Redline Trio, Mikeys on 12th, Calgary AB
november 19 2019
Kate Melvina trio, Jack Singer Concert Hall Lobby before Joshua Redman Concert, Calgary AB
november 28 2019
Solo at the Lougheed House, Calgary AB
december 8 2019
Kate Melvina trio, NVRLND, Calgary AB
december 31 2019
NYE with the Redline trio, Emerald Lake Lodge, BC