Los Angeles vocalist and visual artist Melbreeze was born in the historic port city of Smyrna, Turkey - home to illustrious Greek and Roman settlements. As an only child, she grew up in a house where music flowed freely and she found company in art.
Her first foray into performance was through ballet, which she started learning when she was five years old and pursued for many years to come. After completing her academic education, having majored in Business Administration as an undergrad and going to the United States for further education, Melbreeze focused on raising her own family. Melbreeze’s love for music though never wavered and she dreamed that one day she could do the kind of music she wanted. And now, after many years of training, expectations, love and dedication, she is sharing all her thoughts and feelings that she kept hidden inside for years.
The ensemble is Melbreeze - ensemble vocals, Scott Kinsey - keyboards/synthesizer solo/programming, Selcuk Karaman - bass, Gergo Borlai – drums, Jimmy Haslip – bass, Cyril Atef – drums, Larry Koonse – guitar, Brad Dutz - percussion, Hadrien Feraud – bass, Bob Reynolds – sax, Gary Novak – drums, tambourine, Uday Kumar Nari – tabla, Knand Kumar – sitar, artyom Manukyan – cello, Jeff Richman – processed guitar, Selim Bolukbasi – tulum, Selcuk Karaman - bass