Melody Gardot /É¡É‘ËrËˆdoÊŠ/ (born February 2, 1985) is a Grammy-nominated American singer, writer and musician in Philadelphia. 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.
La Vie En Rose was recorded exclusively for luxury jewelers Piaget
Ain’t No Sunshine
A classic re-made in her style. An absolute must hear this song!
Baby I’m a fool
Melody Gardot – Heineken Jazzaldia 2012
Gardot was born in New Jersey, and was largely brought up by her grandparents. Her grandmother was a Polish immigrant, and her mother, a photographer, worked and traveled frequently. They moved around often and as a consequence had very few possessions, often living out of suitcases. Because of Gardotâ€™s career, she does not stay in one place for long and she finds herself living out of three suitcases, as she did when she was a child.
Gardot studied fashion 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 and had to remain lying on her back. As a further consequence of her injuries she had to re-learn simple tasks such as brushing her teeth and walking. The most noticeable effect of the neural injuries she suffered is that she was left hyper-sensitive to both light and sound, therefore requiring her to wear dark sunglasses at nearly all times to shield her eyes.