Melynda Rodriguez

keyboardist, vocalist, composer

Melynda Rodriguez is a keyboardist, vocalist and composer from Modesto, CA. She has performed in the area for over 20 years at various community and special events, such as the Stanislaus County Fair, Pride festivals, theaters, weddings, funerals, private parties, bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Melynda is a Modesto Area Music Award recipient.


When asked what is her favorite type of event to play for she's replied, "Funerals. Hans Christian Anderson said it best: 'Where words fail, music speaks.'"


Melynda performs solo in many genres of music including Latin, Pop, Jazz, Country and Electronic. Depending on the occasion and ambiance of an event, her set might include a range of styles: instrumental piano and organ songs, vocal jazz standards and pop covers, improvising electronic synth pop originals.


As a multi-genre keyboardist, Melynda plays well with other musicians and has accompanied bands in the Modesto-area including the Modesto Junior College Jazz band under Dr. Stephen Stroud, Ernie Bucio's Tradewinds band, Babél, Hollopoynt, House of Orange, LoveCore Singing Telegrams and the David Dow jazz jam. You can often find Melynda performing solo and alongside other talented local musicians at various venues in the Modesto area.


Melynda is a proud LGBTQ Latina and activist and when she is not performing you can find her involved in various community events often with a parrot on her shoulder.