Past Event


February 22, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:55 PM
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
12-1pm | Garden Room 2 | Faculty House | 64 Morningside Dr.

 Come join us in the Garden Room at Faculty House, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University's Music Performance Program will be showcased in a noontime recital series.


My Favorite Things
My Bellwether Girl
Stella by Starlight
Song for my Father
Migratory Birds
Blue In Green
Lucky Southern
Night Dreamer
Waltz for J.B.
Foxes in the Garden


John Melendez is a jazz pianist. At age 8, He started playing piano. At 12, he began studying jazz and music theory at the Rutgers Mason Gross Extension School. He has studied with Oscar Macchioni, Andy Michalec Stanley Cowell, Marc Stasio and Bill O’Connell. His favorite keyboard players are Brad Mehldau and Herbie Hancock. At Columbia he studies with renowned jazz artist Bruce Barth and performs in various ensembles as part of the Music Performance Program. He is currently working on an album.

 All events are sponsored by Columbia University's Music Performance Program and are free and open to the public.

Mid-Day Music @ Columbia offers live music to a general audience, following the tradition established by Aaron Warner and Isidor Isaac Rabi, great lovers of music whose memories live on at Faculty House.