ERNEST MELTON

Eclectic Fusion / Soul Jazz • United States
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Ernest Melton was born in Goldsboro, NC. He relocated to Kansas City, MO (his mother’s hometown) at age 10. He picked up the saxophone that same year when he was enrolled in Longfellow Academy of the Arts. Bored with the classical curriculum of that institution. Ernest studied more contemporary genres of music and the guitar until the age of 14 when he joined a jazz program through the American Jazz Museum. By then he was playing mostly tenor saxophone. He joined his jazz band at Lincoln High School and many other programs around Kansas City. Naturally excelling, he left school at age 16 to practice on his own.

With kind neighbours and a very lenient mother, Ernest was allowed to practice his sax, listen to albums, and write compositions at any hour of the day. It was during this time he found his first major influences in jazz
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ERNEST MELTON The Time of the Slave Is Over album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Time of the Slave Is Over
Eclectic Fusion 2018

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Alive at Weights and Measures
Eclectic Fusion 2018

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The Standard Imperfections
Soul Jazz 2019

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