Developing a career in music after a life-threatening bicycle accident, the American songstress has drawn comparisons to Laura Nyro, Nina Simone and Eva Cassidy.
Melody Gardot reached critical acclaim following the release of her debut album ‘Worrisome Heart’, which was reissued in 2007 by the Verve label. In 2020, she worked with award winning producer, Larry Klein (known for his work with Joni Mitchell) for ‘Sunset in the Blue’, which featured an all-star cast of studio contributors including Till Bronner, Antonio Zambujo and arranger Vince Mendoza.
'Sunset in the Blue’ is yet another benchmark record in the tradition of jazz music, showcasing Gardot’s grand insight as an original songwriter and her beautiful alto voice. She will be performing this album for the first time in London, for the Festival audiences.
That astonishing voice had a way of flaring into a sultry rasp, blending sexiness, defiance and vulnerability that evoked French singers of old★★★★ Telegraph
When you rouse yourself from Gardot’s dream, it can be hard to recall any individual song, but the reverie is beautiful.★★★★ The Telegraph