Press Kit

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”  a happy discovery of a promising future.”

“…a {  } musician with a burning desire to experience everything: pleasure is found in the act of playing.”

– QwestTV

“Like Sonny Rollins, the saxophonist maintains a strong rhythmic sensibility, even as his improvisations flow red-hot.”

“…..he testifies with apocalyptic fervor.”


“…earning { } recognition throughout the wider jazz community,”
“… he’s setting the bar high for himself”

– Missouri Life Magazine

“Melton,{ } floored me”

– Plastic Sax

“…a widely respected tenor saxophonist and composer, …young and rising talent”

Johnson County Library

Bio (abbr)

Ernest Melton is a saxophonist, composer, and band leader currently residing in Kansas City, Missouri by way of Goldsboro, North Carolina. He relocated to his mother’s hometown of Kansas City, Missouri at the age of ten where he picked up his first saxophone at Longfellow Academy of the Arts. Bored with the classical curriculum of the music department, Ernest studied more contemporary genres of music and the guitar until the age of fourteen when he joined his first jazz program through the American Jazz Museum of Kansas City. Playing mostly tenor sax by the age of fourteen, Ernest joined Lincoln High School jazz band and many other musical programs around the Greater Kansas City area. Naturally excelling, Melton left school at the age of sixteen to study music on his own.   

Press Photos

Live Videos

Ernest Melton Trio – Areas

Ernest Melton Trio – Jes ‘A Mess


Google Arts and Culture Interview

QwestTV – The Bold Groove of Ernest Melton

JAZIZZ Magazine – With ‘The Time of the Slave Is Over,’ Saxophonist Ernest Melton Overcomes His Own Challenges

Missouri Life Magazine – Simply Pushing Boundaries

Plastic Sax – Album Review: Ernest Melton- The Time of the Slave Is Over

Johnson County Library

Neon Jazz Live Interview

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