Melissa Kassel & Tom Zicarelli Group
Melissa Kassel – voice
Tom Zicarelli – piano and saxophones
Phil Grenadier – trumpet Sean Farias - bass
Austin McMahon - drums
In a collaboration spanning two decades, Melissa Kassel and Tom Zicarelli have compiled a repertoire featuring standards, blues, free improvisation and more than 40 original songs.
Stu Vandermark of Boston Jazz Scene, reviewing the May 29, 2010 show at Lilypad, wrote, “… The group cranked it up another level on that night. Everyone seemed to be on fire (in the best sense). Melissa’s voice was in top form. And the programming (particularly in terms of thematic variety and tempo) was outstanding. If there was anyone in the audience who thinks he didn’t get his money’s worth, he just wasn’t listening...”