The singer Melody Gardot finally returns to the Barcelona stages today (Palau de la Música, 9 pm) as part of the Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival.
He performs after the calendar changes caused by the covid, and he will do so in a year of return to musical activity characterized by intensity. Not only because of the brilliant solvency that is characterizing his tour of European stages, but also because of the indisputable quality of his latest album, Entre eux deux, released last May and produced together with pianist Philippe Powell. La Vanguardia subscribers have a 15% discount on the price of tickets, provided they are purchased at Entradas de Vanguardia,
Philippe Powell is precisely the Brazilian keyboardist of her combo, which will cover her in today's concert and which is completed by Christopher Thomas (bass) and Jorge Bezerra (percussion).
In the case of the concert that he will offer today at the Palau, Gardot will have the remarkable support of a string quartet and the saxophonist Irwin Hall,
The singer-songwriter from New Jersey is, in addition to her outstanding artistic facet, an admirable example of tenacity and self-improvement through music. She used it as therapy to overcome the consequences of an accident that she suffered at the age of 19.
Although she is considered by many to be the queen of current jazz, her musical proposal also draws from multiple sources such as rhythm and blues, Latin rhythms or generous doses of very well assimilated Portuguese and Brazilian music.
It is expected that for today's concert the extraordinary and warm vocalist -protected behind her unmistakable dark glasses- will bring to life a repertoire with some of her most famous songs as well as cuts from her brand new album, such as This foolish heart could love you or Fleurs du dimanche.