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Get Talented Accordion Player in Los Angeles
Hire a skilled accordion player in Los Angeles for your next event to add a touch of elegance and charm to your special occasion.
About Melinda: Discover experience accordion players near Southern California
Embark on an extraordinary musical journey with Melinda, a versatile accordionist who defies the boundaries of traditional music. Her unique path began as a punk guitarist in high school, where she infused her performances with a captivating blend of energy and elegance. As she delved into the world of accordion and piano, Melinda’s musical horizons expanded, leading her to explore diverse genres such as world music, classical, jazz, pop, and even multilingual singing. Her versatility extends to the world of DJing, where she seamlessly blends genres and creates electrifying sets.
Melinda’s accordion prowess has graced the prestigious stages of the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Hall, where she has performed alongside the renowned LA Philharmonic. Her musical adventures have also taken her to the enchanting world of Disney amusement parks, where she has delighted audiences with strolling accordion performances. For those seeking a high-energy experience, Melinda has captivated crowds at Oktoberfest celebrations, where she performs and dances on tables with infectious enthusiasm.
Despite her formal training in Balkan and jazz music at UCLA, Melinda’s musical repertoire knows no bounds. She frequently performs Latin, Klezmer, French, German, and Italian music, both as a solo artist and as part of various bands throughout Los Angeles. Her arrangements are infused with her global musical influences, creating a captivating and unique sound.
Melinda’s love for world music has led her to establish the spicy-roots musical project, Sugar Rum. As the band’s leader, she has spearheaded their performances at music festivals and tours, captivating audiences with their energetic and diverse sound. Currently, Melinda is immersed in producing Sugar Rum’s second EP, blending the captivating rhythms of tango with the soulfulness of blues, all while incorporating her childhood love for rock, hip-hop, and pop.
Melinda’s natural curiosity and infectious musical joy shine through in every performance, making her an exceptional choice for those seeking a truly memorable musical experience. Whether you’re looking for an accordionist to add a touch of elegance to your event or a versatile musician who can blend genres and create a unique atmosphere, Melinda is the ideal choice.
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- For cancellations 30 days before the event, you will receive a 100% refund of the deposit amount.
- For cancellations less than 30 days before the event, the deposit is non-refundable.
Please Provide Shade/Umbrella
- We require a shade/umbrella for our musicians, instruments, and audio equipment. This is due to the extreme sensitivity of musical instruments to changes in temperature and exposure to sunlight and humidity. In some cases exposure to elements may lead to irreparable damage to the instruments.
Please Prepare a Covered/Dry Location in Case of Rain
- We require a covered/dry location for our musicians, instruments, and audio equipment in case of rain. Exposure to water or humidity is damaging to our musical instruments and audio equipment. In some cases exposure to elements may lead to irreparable damage to the instruments.
- We love playing outdoors but in lower temperatures please provide a heater for our musicians. Our musicians remain outdoors for more than an hour with an additional hour to set up before the appointment. The heater will keep them warm before and during their performance.
I have been playing the accordion for over 20 years. I started playing in high school, and I have continued to play ever since.
I can sing in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Yes, I can provide references from past clients. I would be happy to provide you with contact information for my past clients so that you can speak to them about my services.
I am committed to providing a safe and COVID-19 compliant performance for your event. I will follow all applicable COVID-19 safety protocols, including wearing a mask and social distancing.
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