“Y’all Don’t (Really) Care About Black Women by the Multi-Instrumentalist – A Jazz Masterpiece!

Melanie Charles is a jazz PHENOM!  She is refreshing, inventive, a multi-instrumentalist, jazz singer, flutist, beat-maker, remixer and conceptualist.

Charles is a ‘one-of-a-kind,’ artist who matters! Why, does she matter? Well, there are so many reasons why she matters. Charles not only matters for all the apparent reasons – her musical genius, her ability to fuse a range of sounds and create something magical and breath-taking, but also for the cultural work and empowerment piece she also gives to us.

 Her improvisational style, inflection, and spontaneity talents displayed in the celebrated Y’all Don’t (Really) Care About Black Women album is nothing short than brilliant and a must add to your playlist – ‘a sheer ‘masterpiece.’

In 2022, Ebony Magazine listed her album as one of the top female jazz albums to listen to and enjoy. “Melanie Charles’ rumbling voice is perfectly in tune with her music: her songs touch upon issues such as social economic disparity, the pay gap and Mother Africa, all set to a deep, pumping bass beat. Don’t be surprised if you hear lighter notes infused throughout—Charles is also an accomplished flutist.”

Whether you’re a longtime jazz fan or new to the genre, Melanie Charles is one artist you want to check out – hands down. Watch Melanie Charles electrifying performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk – click here.

About Melanie Charles

There are very few artists whose sound can capture the sentiments of a generation. The Brooklyn born and raised, Melanie Charles, is one of these artists. Over the past few decades, she has made a name for herself through dynamic engagements with jazz, soul, and R&B. Her bold genre-bending style has been embraced by a range of artists including Wynton Marsalis, SZA, Mach-Hommy, Gorillaz, and The Roots. In 2021, she appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk and stunned with her eclectic style. Through it all, she has remained committed to making music that pushes listeners to consider new possibilities—both sonically and politically. “Make Jazz Trill Again,” a project that she launched in 2016, demonstrates her allegiance to everyday people, especially the youth and is focused on taking jazz from the museum to the streets. “I love jazz, I really fell in love with it deeply. But I was interested in young people interacting with it,” Charles says. The album Y’all Don’t (Really) Care About Black Women is reflective of Charles’ tremendous versatility and imagination as an artist but of also her deep care for community. 

 Enter into the creative realm of her electrifying performances and leave entertained, educated, and empowered on the Official Melanie Charles Website with just a click here

You can follow Melanie Charles on her social media @melaniecharleisdflower