John Ehlis and Brian Melick, June 22, 8 PM, Livestream/Live Audience
Join Brian John Ehlis and Brian Melick for and evening of world music on Wednesday, June 22, 8 PM at Green Kill.
Join Brian John Ehlis and Brian Melick for and evening of world music on Wednesday, June 22, 8 PM at Green Kill. This event will be livestreamed on the Green Kill Sessions YouTube Channel and will be open to a live audience of 30. Tickets are 5 dollars. Go here to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/john-ehlis-and-brian-melick-june-22-8-pm-livestreamlive-audience-tickets-358452811007
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This audience is limited to 30.
Because COVID is still a potential hazard guests attending the livestream in person must be masked and vaccinated.
Guitarist, mandolinist and multi-instrumentalist John Ehlis and percussionist Brian Melick first joined forces in the world music group Heard, led by pianist and composer Elizabeth Woodbury-Kasius. Over the years their collaboration has continued with various creative music adventures over the years with a shared spirit of imagination and wonder.
Drawn to traditional and folk music from around the world, Ehlis blends the sounds of many cultures into a style all his own. As a multi-instrumentalist, he learned the mandolin busking on the streets of Denmark, Germany and Italy and has studied various woodwind instruments and percussion, including Balinese Gamelan. While in Zimbabwe he met local musicians and performed with Motsi Uruka at the Amakhosi Theatre in Bulawayo. He also performs and studies the music of the Basques, and more recently has been exploring music from the Balkans.
Ehlis has performed with musicians ranging from the avant-garde of jazz including John Tchicai, Oliver Lake, Joseph Jarman, Karl Berger, Perry Robinson, and Francis Wong, vocalists Marie Afonso, Loire Cotler, and Olivia Foschi, the instrument maker Ken Butler, mandolinist Joe Craven, classical guitarist Philip Hii, world music pioneer Sylvain Leroux, frame drum master Glen Velez, Slovakian poet Gabriel Ariel Levicky, Russian painter Andrey Tamarchenko, dancer Charmaine Warren, tap dancer Jon Luks, singer-songwriters Scott E. Moore, Jessica Owen, Argentine guitarists Juan Falu, Quique Sinesi, Basque musicians Kepa Junkera, Tapia & Leturria, Ghanian musician Zorkie Nelson, Danish drummer Kresten Osgood, Finnish saxophonist Mikko Innanen, and Pakistani singer Fawzia Afzal Khan
In addition to leading his own groups, he is a member of the trios, Ehlis, Yaremko & Velez and Trio EWM, and is a featured guest with the Sense of Values Quartet based in Granada, Spain.
"...especially adept at bright singing guitar solos..." John Sharpe: All About Jazz
Brian Melick has been professionally involved in music for over 42 years starting his career at the age of 14. As a recording artist he has been featured on over 400 releases both for independent as well as major labels. He has four releases under his own name “Percussive Voices”, “uduboy”, “Diverse Elements” and “In Motion”. The first three respectfully have also been released as sound libraries for commercial industrial use and are finding much success on several major networks, cable networks and motion picture organizations such as Discover Channel, The Learning Channel, Disney, Columbia Pictures, and NBC to name just a few. As an Educator Brian has developed several diverse participatory programs exploring the world of percussion, the world of udu drum as well as creating percussion instruments out of found objects. He has authored “The How To of Udu” as well as “Percussion Instruments Made Out of Found Objects” which are methods and building percussion instrument resources respectfully. These books are supported with audiophiles as well as dvds for a well-balanced offering. The dvd for “The How To of Udu” is available worldwide through Alfred Publishing. Most recently Brian has authored a 15 week course curriculum used in both the classroom as well as in afterschool enrichment programs entitled “Playing with Percussion”. He holds several US Patents for his custom designed percussion stands and built and performs on the first ever Lego Drum Set which was featured in the international drum magazine Modern Drummer. Brian made a second Lego Drum Set for the permanent collection of Percussive Arts Sociey’s international percussion museum known asRhythm! Discovery Center in Indianapolis Indiana. Brian maintains a very diverse recording and teaching schedule as well as performing throughout the US and Canada including producing his own 4 part concert series’ “Acoustic Doorways” and “ONE World Music” Visit Brian online at; www.uduboy.com and https://www.facebook.com/brian.melick.5
“There is a sense of total joy and freedom that comes from Brian’s playing that stays with the audience for days afterwards.” -- Beth McLaughin American Music Therapists Association
“Melick shows that the sonic range and tonal variety of the drums are astounding”-- Modern Drummer Magazine “Melick’s solos are a pleasure as he delves deep into the wet rhythmic sounds of the instruments” -- Drum Magazine
“If you like recordings by Mickey Hart of Gabrielle Roth, this is another artist whose work you’ll appreciate.” -- New Age Voice
David Strahl, Sound Engineer
Music producer, audio engineer and film supervisor, David Strahl, is also a performing musician with better than 40 years of experience in the music industry. David has worked for SONY Studios in NYC as well as operated his own recording studio, Candy Ear Studios, in SOHO.He also operated Grey Area a rehearsal studio in the vibrant downtown Manhattan music scene.