Melissa Raquel (Jazz Vocalist/Band Leader/Songwriter) started her music career at the age of 16. Music runs through her veins. You can hear her passion as she takes you on a journey in time with her smoky velvet pipes. Everything she does is with her whole heart…you can see it and feel it.
“Melissa Raquel warms the hearts of many with her velvet, smoky tone. Her singing embodies both the blues and folk traditions of Texas along with stylings reminiscent of jazz vocal greats, generations before her.” ~ Andre Hayward, (Trombonist)
“She has exceptional pitch, clarity and feel…she is a singer who is not afraid to express her truest and deepest emotions in song while still maintaining her individuality.” ~ Bill Solley (Guitarist)
“Melissa Raquel’s voice is jubilant in its highs, soulful in its lows, and mellifluous at its core.” ~ Ari Carvajal (Guitarist)
“Melissa truly melts into her music. She seems to be transformed into the era she’s embodying. Her inner light is fully spread over her audience and it beams through in her smile and lyrics. Whether the song she is singing is old or new she makes them her own by putting her soul into them. Just beautiful to listen too.”~ Fan
Visit Melissa’s website at https://www.honeybeejazzmusic.com/