It’s an increasingly rare occurrence to encounter a vocal jazz performance at which, after only a bit of the first number, I can just relax in the realization that I am in the presence of a master of the form, that I will gladly put myself in his or her hands and let them take me on their journey. Melissa Hamilton is such a singer.”

Gerry Geddes,

Hamilton shared the spotlight with bassist Marty Ballou on another of the set's highlights, a duet tribute to the late Sarah Vaughan on the ballad "Our Love is Here to Stay." It was a chance to hear Hamilton's voice take some Betty Carter-like offbeat chances...”

— Bob Young, Boston Herald

Melissa Hamilton was a standout, letting us know from the start we were in the hands of a pro.”

— Letter to the Editor, Putnam County News