MELANIE Nini BONG
"The final concert of the Fürstenwalder festival
was by the masterful singer and shaman
Melanie’s compositions are imaginative, dreamy songs that she pervades with her warm, flexible voice..." read more
Jan nFritz for JazzinEurope 2019j
"All tracks are rightly placed, allowing for a flow that keeps you connected for the duration of the whole album. Throughout this album, there is a clear underpinning of the deep passion..."
"Melanie Bong's Songs are as tuneful and original as her name.
Musical beauty flows in and out
of this lovely persona."
"The artist's smooth and expressive voice is reminiscent of legendary artists such as Billie Holliday, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald, to name but a few..." read more
Wavelength at JazzCorner 2018
"If you could combine Nina Simone with Edith Piaf and Carmen Miranda all into one person, this would be a cool way to describe Bong's cool style and attitude." read more
Stacey Zering for NoDepression 2018
"Elis Regina had it,
Billie Holiday had it,
Carmen McRae had it,
and now Melanie Bong has it."
William Grim in All About Jazz 2004
“Melanie Bong is a tremendous singer.”
Cadence jazz magazine 2006