Paul Kares is a nonprofit organization whose mission is dedicated to educating aspiring chefs or musicians, focusing on kids and young adults who show interest and passion for culinary and musical arts. Paul Kares will weave together how these passions could be the foundation for life-long career for young people who are not necessarily college-bound and how they can hone their skills to be a personal chef, sommelier, performer, or all the above. Plus, Paul Kares will get them the tools like musical instruments, knives, etc for the students who can’t afford them and will donate to school systems that need equipment for their classrooms.
The Dale Melton Trio is a tasty sonic and rhythmic stew of New Orleans funk and soulful New York jazz blended with early rock, blues and bossa nova reminiscent of Mose Allison, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Fats Waller, Taj Mahal, Boz Skaggs and Lyle Lovett. Throw in Dale’s one-of-a-kind Hammond organ style and punch the rhythm piano along with his "it's never the same twice" delivery and everything takes on a unique twist. On drums and upright bass are two of the region’s finest musicians Jonathan W. Whitney and Sam Nobles respectively who are on every nuance of this spontaneous musical journey. Along with several original compositions Dale's forte is his ability to foster unique interpretations of songs he has invested his heart and soul in as he stretches out on vintage keyboards including Hammond organ, Rhodes piano, Wurli, DX7 and grand piano. Drummer Whitney says Dale sings like he plays, smooth to biting, delicate to griitty, sultry to bold.