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Meklit Hadero is based in the San Francisco Bay area, a two-hour drive north of Monterey.
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September 20, 2012 The long-running jazz festival is set to go on this weekend for the 55th year. As always, new talent will be there — including these emerging vocalists. Artistic director Tim Jackson breaks down some of the performers he picked.
Melody Gardot takes an understated approach to Brazilian music on her new album, The Absence.
May 31, 2012 Gardot captures the sensibility that guides, shapes and defines so much Brazilian music.
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December 10, 2008 The year's best jazz albums reach into your world rather than demanding that you reach into theirs, KPLU's Nick Francis says. Here, he picks 10 fun recordings with a contemporary attitude compliant to listeners' daily lives.
August 15, 2008 While recovering from a serious accident, Gardot recorded and released Worrisome Heart, which brings to mind Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell and Eva Cassidy while fusing blues, folk and jazz. Hear Gardot perform live in concert from WXPN and World Café Live in Philadelphia.
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April 28, 2008 Gardot didn't start her musical career out of a grand artistic vision. While riding her bicycle, she was hit by the driver of a Jeep making an illegal turn. Hospitalized for months, Gardot used music for recovery therapy, at doctors' suggestion.
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March 8, 2008 Since being struck by a car, Gardot has suffered from short-term memory loss, sensitivity to light and sound, and the inability to sit up straight. But a doctor's suggestion to try music therapy has led to a burgeoning career on stage.
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