Announcing a new Meetup for The Seattle Jazz Meetup!
What: Melody Gardot back again
When: Saturday, June 19, 2010 8:00 PM
The Moore Theatre
1932 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
MELODY'S BACK AGAIN
We loved her in Oct at Jazz Alley
lets go see her again.
I have my balcony seat which is better than row J thru X on the main level.
can check with
www.MooreTheatre or TicketsNow.com
I got mine thru www.tickets.com $28.50
we can make arrangements to meet before &/or
after concert.... for social
Melody Gardot soulful & seductive mix of jazz & blues
Cool-Jazz, Lite-Pop Vocalist-songwriter-guitarist
It?s not hard to see why Melody Gardot?s debut album Worrisome Heart (Verve) has already established her as one of music?s most exciting new discoveries. The 23-year-old chanteuse?s songs offer deeply compelling evocations of love, loss and heartache, while her voice offers a level of emotional authority and technical fluency that one would normally expect from a veteran performer.
Gardot?s prodigious talent and singular personal history are reflected in Worrisome Heart, which the artist co-produced with Grammy-winning producer Glenn Barratt. The album?s memorable original compositions range from the title track?s torch-song drama to the haunted yearning of ?Love Me Like a River Does.? Supported by sparse arrangements she draws upon elements of jazz, blues, folk and country, with expressive vocals that are both sensitive and seductive.
Gardot?s route has been an unconventional and often arduous one. Growing up in Philadelphia, she began taking music lessons at age nine, and was playing piano in local lounges by the time she was 16, although she didn?t think of music as anything more than a hobby at the time. After being hit by a car and severely injured when she was 19, music became a key therapeutic element in her lengthy recovery process.
Though music became an integral element of Gardot?s recovery, it also became an outlet for self-expression. While still working to regain her mobility, she began writing her own songs for the first time. "I don?t know where everything came from, but it came," she recalls. "Something touches me or makes an impact on me, and if I?m lucky, I can catch it and turn it into something worthwhile.?
Having drawn personal and artistic strength from experiences that might well have shattered a less resilient soul, Melody Gardot continues to pursue her muse with the same determination that has defined her career up until now.
Her first album, Worrisome Heart recently reissued by a major label.
A collection of songs about love lost or never to arrive, fleckless man & hate-nigh betrayal All songs are her own.
Her voice is warm, languid with a touch of vibrato backed by acoustic guitar, pa. steel & string bass
Sultry, jazz-inflected ballads 23 yo falling between jazz & blues in a place where Billie Holiday meets Tom Waits & also moments that recall pieces of Nina Simone, early Rickie Lee Jones & sophistaction of Cole Porter, whose
Learn more here:http://jazz.meetup.com/184/calendar/13746115/