THE KOJO MELCHÉ RONEY EXPERIENCE
KOJO MELCHÉ RONEY
Musician ~ Composer ~ Actor ~ Artist
At a young age, Melché took interest in the Drums and its distinctive history in American culture, instantly deciding at a very young age, to take on music performance as a profession, maturing through the guidance of both his father, Antoine Roney and his mother, Nia Love and in vain, his grandparents Marguerite Robinson-Chapman and Roosevelt Sherman, who were unsung hero’s in Jazz History.
By the age of 8yrs old he was Featured on his first tour in Europe, which was the start of his professional music encounters as a sideman. He has traveled and performed in Countries like France, Italy, Switzerland, Greece, Israel, Serbia, Germany, Austria, Poland, Mexico, Ivory Coast and more to come.
Throughout his development as a young musician, he shared the stage and performed with the Masters of music like his uncle, Wallace Roney, Buster Williams, Ron Carter, Chick Corea, Hamiet Bluiett, Gary Bartz, Horald Mayburn, Rene Mclean, Darrell Green, Spaceman Patterson, Brandee Younger and his father Antoine Roney. He also performed special performances with his mother Choreographer/Dancer and Movement Artist, Nia Love.
Highlights of his young life includes his close friendships and mentorship by that of great drummers. People like Milford Graves, Jazz legend drummer Roy Haynes, Louis Hayes, Al Foster, Grady Tate, Lenny White, Cindy Blackman, Jimmy Cobb and more.
Now he is taking his musical and artistic understanding to the cinematic screen, showcasing the elegance intelligence and excitement he produces while performing behind the drum kit into the world of Film, as well as holding up the Tradition of Live Performance.