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Melody Gardot in Montreal

A spellbinding festival set from a bona fide star

Melody Gardot at the 2012 Montreal International Jazz Festival

Melody Gardot has a great voice. She’s also handy on the piano and guitar. Those traits have certainly translated in the recording studio, where Gardot has crafted three winning albums, including the recently released The Absence.

Yet, you really need to see her onstage to fully appreciate this 27-year-old Philadelphian. That’s where her single greatest strength, the one thing that truly separates Gardot from the pack, shines the brightest.

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