24-year-old Melody Gardot
is a very special talent. When she was19, she ended up in hospital, due to a traffic accident. For a longtime her doctors feared she would never walk again. Gardot got over the accident by sheer willpower, although she still suffers from the consequences physically. Her voice is of an unprecedented beauty. Her first album Worrisome Heart
received huge acclaim everywhere. Also because Gardot composed a large part of the repertoire herself. The American singer recorded her latest album My One and Only Thrill
with Larry Klein, the famous producer who used to work with Joni Mitchell, among others. Alongside a couple of prominent guests, she plays mostly with her regular line-up on the CD. For this work, Gardot again wrote a large number of the songs and worked closely together with Vince Mendoza, director of the Dutch Metropole Orchestra, to arrange the pieces. In Rotterdam she will perform with her own line-up.