Melody Gardot (born February 2, 1985) in New Jersey) is an American jazz singer, writer and musician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was disabled at 19 after being struck by a car while riding her bicycle and became a musician after discovering music therapy. She has been influenced by such blues and jazz artists as Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin as well as Latin music artists such as Stan Getz and Caetano Veloso.
Gardot is a macrobiotic cook and humanitarian who often speaks about the benefits of music therapy.
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