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Welcome! This web site is dedicated to my creative life in music and art.

My name is Mel Nusbaum.  Originally from Chicago, I grew up playing guitar. I love all forms of music. I moved to New York City with my guitar and I play jazz, blues, latin, funk, freejazz, doowop, rock, pop, and whatever with all kinds of terrific groups. I enjoy playing at clubs, concerts, festivals, and parties. I love harmonies, so  I studied piano with Roland Hanna and Barry Harris. They encouraged me to start playing piano professionally as well as guitar. I compose lots of original music: jazz tunes, bossa novas, ballads, funky jazz riffs, and songs for people to enjoy.

As you browse this site, you can hear examples of my guitar and piano playing. You are welcome to sample free selections from concerts and music albums that I have produced. So, please help yourself. 

When I'm not busy with music, I enjoy creative art projects: mosaics, collages, kinetic art, and museum installations. I've put some samples here on this web site. I hope you enjoy my work. Feel free to leave comments in my Guest Book if you like. Thanks for visiting!

 




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