Small Kingdom Quartet feat. Melanie Scholtz:
After our Debut performance @ the Blue Note (NYC) we are happy to announce our upcoming Europe Tour 2023.
We ll be on Tour June 2023 and December 2023
Small Kingdom is an extraordinary Singer songwriting music experience with a strong improvisational character “.
The band was originally born out of the idea of combining classical music with more popular music, but there is no fear of contact with other styles. Also rock influences in addition to jazz improvisations has been part of the concept.
The Band introduces vocalist Melanie Scholtz (SA) to the project and will perform with Small Kingdom in the winter 2022 and Spring 2023.
Small Kingdom is an extraordinary Singer/Songwriter experience fusing African, Jazz, Pop and Classical genres. Featuring a collaboration between bandleader/composer and arranger Andy Winter and South African Singer/Songwriter Melanie Scholtz, the music was written during the pandemic and culminated in an album called Small Kingdom – The South African Edition, released in April 2022. The album features moody and insightful string arrangements as well as some compositional contributions from other artists from South Africa and around the world.
The band introduces various singers like Melanie Scholtz , Zamajobe Sithole, and Monique Hellenberg in this unique project.
The upcoming tour features these singers one by one at different times, alongside the well known singer & guitar player Ron Spielman.
Inspired by the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, the band dedicated their new album to him and called it the “South African Edition”, which was released in April 2022 by ZYX Music.