From Listeners:
“you have a beautiful voice and love your version [of "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire"]...you rock x” 
 – Steve Brookstein, singer, producer, 2004 winner of UK show 'The X Factor'

“Hey Melissa, I really enjoyed the BBC interview and your new CD a lot. You have a lovely instrument and you use it so well……you are the REAL deal. I would put you up there with Becky Kilgore as one of the finest undiscovered vocalists in all of jazz.” 
 – Bud Spangler, drummer, radio host

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From Reviewers:
“Melissa Collard is a delightful singer with a wonderful manner to match her fine voice."
 – Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner Jazz Critic

“This is a CD that is impossible not to love. Melissa Collard...has a very inviting and cheerful voice. She clearly loves interpreting swing standards. Her choice of notes is flawless, as is her enunciation and her sense of swing. Add to that an impeccable repertoire for this CD and one has the potential for a memorable set." [read the entire review...]
 – Scott Yanow

Melissa Collard...is an exceptionally fine singer, her self-produced CD rewarding indeed. Melissa's warm yet understated voice is instantly ingratiating, her approach free from self-dramatizing exaggeration and affectation. She is an old-fashioned artist who puts her talent at the service of the song, rather than insisting that she is the star." [read the entire review...]
 – Michael Steinman, The Mississippi Rag

“Although Melissa Collard has been a professional singer for many years, her name might not be familiar to some Classic Jazz fans - but, when they hear this, the lady's first CD, her considerable vocal skills will become vividly apparent." [read the entire review...]
 – Floyd Levin

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