Thursday, September 20, 2012 8pm
Melody Gardot’s newly released third album ‘The Absence’ debuted at No 3 in France, No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz Charts as well as No. 1 on iTunes Jazz Charts around the globe. The album also reached Top 10 in several countries including Germany and Japan.
Gardot who has just completed a highly successful European tour also recently performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival to rave reviews including the Montreal Gazette which described her show as “a spellbinding festival set for a bonafide star…From the moment she walked on stage…Gardot absolutely radiated in front of the rapturous crowd…She seemed to have every single listener under her spell... She sounded every bit the star.”
“The Absence” was inspired by the culture that the singer-songwriter soaked up during travels to Portugal and Brazil. The songs remind her listeners that while often compared to such musical icons as Nina Simone, Judy Garland, Miles Davis, Edith Piaf, Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz and others, Melody Gardot is a unique talent with a beautiful voice and a well-earned reputation as one of the great live performers touring today.