Known for her dusky, delicately nuanced vocal style, Melody Gardot has built a loyal fan base with her intimate blend of jazz, Latin, and Brazilian sounds. Persevering after suffering a life-threatening bicycle accident early in her career, she emerged to acclaim with 2007's Worrisome Heart and 2009's My One and Only Thrill, drawing comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, Nina Simone, and others. Gardot has five Top Ten Billboard Traditional Jazz Albums to her name, including two number ones with 2012's Heitor Pereira-produced The Absence and 2015's Larry Klein-produced Currency of Man. She has continued to hone her enigmatic persona, exploring her own torchy originals as well as widescreen readings of standards, as on 2020's Sunset in the Blue. Gardot was born in 1985 in New Jersey to a single mother who worked as a photographer. Her ...
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