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Melody Gardot

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Philadelphia, United States (1985 – present)

Melody Gardot (b. 1985) is a Grammy-nominated U.S. singer, writer, and musician.

Born on the 2nd February 1985 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Gardot took up piano and played as a youngster on the nightclub scene of Philadelphia, influenced by jazz, folk, rock, and pop musics. At the age of nineteen she was a fashion student at the Community College of Philadelphia. While cycling in Philadelphia in November 2003 she was hit by a car whose driver had ignored a red traffic light. In the accident she suffered serious head and spinal injuries, and her pelvis was broken in two places. Because of these severe injuries she was confined to her hospital bed for a year. Her musical beginning was prompted by a tending physician who was concerned with her cognitive impairment as a result of head injury sustained in the accident. He believed that music would help her brain injury improve, as it has been known to show remarkable results in improving people’s cognitive ability after such trauma.

Following her doctor’s suggestion, Gardot made recordings bedside, while still unable to walk, and eventually released the works as an EP: Some Lessons: The Bedroom Sessions (2005). Gardot’s desire to be well, combined with a bit of luck, brought her to the attention of a local radio DJ at the AAA station WXPN (known for launching the careers of artists such as Amos Lee and Norah Jones). Her cognitive powers slowly but surely became pronounced, leading to the independent recording and release of her debut CD, Worrisome Heart, which was reissued in 2007 by Verve records.

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  • Raupehaufen

    baby i'm a fool who thinks it's cool to fall in love... [3]

    6 Mar 2:10pm Reply
  • Cat_007

    Come to Ukraine, please!) You are ....amazing

    7 Feb 8:47am Reply
  • sane4ever

    baby i'm a fool who thinks it's cool to fall in love... [2]

    27 Jan 3:45pm Reply
  • Christien67

    simply lovely in every sense of the word !

    6 Jan 1:11pm Reply
  • aguileraa

    baby i'm a fool who thinks it's cool to fall in love...

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • mickeycurl

    Melody, je t'adore. you're for every mood. you're for every weather. you're my everyday. you're the best!!! <3

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • cosm1chaos

    Love with a first song, she's gorgeous.

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Jeison-_

    L - I - S - B - O - A

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
  • doobedoobe

    8 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Forteski

    Beautifully sleek and sexy, this woman...

    11 Jun 2013 Reply
  • tamisaurus

    one day ♬ you will be mine the clouds will part the sun will shine one day you will be mine ♬

    1 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Martin-Martens

    chilling.

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • pupertron

    This is why I love music. You can turn the tv Chanel over to the back end of a bbc3 jazz documentary and discover a talent such as this. Such elegant beauty, simply delightful. Although I'm not sure I understand the similar artists here. Madeleine peyroux? Really?

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • thesmokeylife

    One of jazz's most vital and important songwriters working today. Practically all of her originals have the potential to become standards.

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • Fullmettall

    15 May 2013 Reply
  • qateralnada

    Incredible woman, and exceptionally beautiful music!

    5 May 2013 Reply
  • Cat_007

    Talented and...sing Melody, sing...

    23 Mar 2013 Reply
  • missokayasu

    Come to Brazil, Melody. You're simply amazing!

    6 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Solny

    Magic voice!

    1 Feb 2013 Reply
  • AngeloSwift13

    Flawless and sweet artist **

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
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