Another great episode in the Efficacy series brought to you by Fiona Bloom from In this episode we hear from newcomer Melanie Charles who recently wrapped up touring several Cities around the world with Laura Izibor as well as graduating last Spring from the New School in Jazz Studies(yay!). Her debut album is available now called ‘Introducing Melanie Charles and The Journey’.

Also, GFM fam in the NYC are we wanted to make you aware of a great event that is being hosted by Melanie Charles and The Journey this Monday August 2nd, from 8pm-12am @Nublu. Check out the flyer below for more info.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.