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Melanie O'Reilly's "Jazz on the Bay" Wins Prestigous Award!


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Vicki Burns
National Radio Award for Melanie O'Reilly's “Jazz on the Bay" --- This winning series includes “Women of Jazz on the Bay", featuring Vicki Burns, Anna de Leon, Susan Muscarella, Frankye Kelly, Tammy Hall, Faye Carroll,and Denise Perrier.

Melanie O'Reilly, Celtic Jazz singer and educator, who hails from Dublin Ireland, and is based in Berkeley, CA, has just won PPI Radio Award/National Radio Award 2008 for her radio series “Jazz on the Bay".

Melanie presents and co-produces this innovative series which features interviews and the music of jazz musicians/vocalists of the Bay Area as well as international jazz artists such as Dave Brubeck, Marion Mc Partland, Chick Corea, and James Moody. Chosen as Music Specialist Program of the Year, it won over major competitors, such as BBC Radio! In a country which has the highest radio listenership in Europe, this was no mean feat!

Jazz on the Bay - The winning series will be repeated on the RTE Radio 1 every Thursday, starting Jan 15th 2009 at 1.03pm Californian time, (that's 9.03pm Irish time!) - see below, for further info...

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