Artistic Director - Melissa Kenny
Melissa is a professional musician, well known in the Sydney music scene. Melissa completed her B.Mus. in composition at the University of Sydney under Peter Sculthorpe, and followed this with a Diploma of Jazz Studies in trombone at the Sydney Conservatorium.
She plays trombone, piano and sings professionally and has performed with Cantillation, The Renaissance Players, Sydney Chamber Choir, The Australian Voices, the Contemporary Singers, Sydney Philharmonic Motet Choir, ACO Voices, the Brandenburg Singers, various Salsa Groups and is lead vocalist with contemporary 10-piece jazz ensemble Selah.
Soulfood was established out of Melissa's passion for Soul music and rich vocal harmony. She conducts and arranges for the group, mentoring other aspiring arrangers as well. She enjoys the challenge of seeing Soulfood reach its potential and then some!
Melissa's other commitments include conducting school groups, bringing up three beautiful children and being married to Mike.