Jazz standards with exceptional style

Standard Mel

standardmel1Imagine a warm, comfortable evening where you enjoy your favorite standards from the Great American Songbook AND contemporary hits performed in a classic jazz style. Every song is imbued with the unique flair that only Mel Collins can deliver.

StandardMel is a versatile ensemble. It began as a quintet with Mel on vocals backed by a piano, sax, bass, and drums. To suit your events specific needs, StandardMel can range from a nine-piece band with horns and rhythm section all the way down to Mel accompanied by a solo piano.

042As the name indicates, StandardMel performs songbook standards such as “The Nearness of You” and “Our Love Is Here To Stay”, but also what Mel likes to call “modern day standards” such as John Legend’s “Ordinary People” and The Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back”.

Energetic, charming, moving, highly entertaining, beautifully sung, masterfully played – StandardMel will put you in the best kind of mood!

With Mel on at the microphone and LA’s finest sidemen backing her up, StandardMel is the perfect musical backdrop for any occasion. Allow yourself to be “Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered” by this timeless talent!


Standard Mel Song List   |    Mel Collins Christmas Song List



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If you’re someone who just can’t resist the Big Band sound, Mel Collins also fronts the D. Ben-jamin Big Band, a powerful seventeen piece Big Band Orchestra musically directed by Duane Benjamin featuring the swinging sounds of Count Basie, Ray Charles, Glen Miller and Duke Ellington!