Melody Gardot

Born 2 February 1985.
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Melody Gardot - Interview with Sir Terry Wogan

Sir Terry Wogan was joined by jazz singer Melody Gardot. Hear clips from her live performance and the full interview.

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Melody Gardot (born February 2, 1985) is a Grammy-nominated American singer, writer and musician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, though she considers herself a "citizen of the world". She has been influenced by such blues and jazz artists as Judy Garland, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Stan Getz and George Gershwin as well as Latin music artists such as Caetano Veloso. Her music has been compared to that of Nina Simone.

Gardot follows the teachings of Buddhism, is a macrobiotic cook and humanitarian who often speaks about the benefits of music therapy. She has visited various universities and hospitals to speak about its ability to help reconnect neural pathways in the brain, improve speech ability, and lift general spirits. In 2012, it was reported that she had given her name to a music-therapy program in New Jersey.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of My One and Only Thrill

    My One and Only Thrill 2009

    Reviewed by Michael Quinn
    Now that she's here, she is to be treasured.
  2. Review of Worrisome Heart

    Worrisome Heart 2008

    Reviewed by Sophie Bruce
    And you owe it to your ears to discover this gem for yourself.
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