world music, jazz, popular music

Melody Gardot

Jazz Legends, sponsored by Lexus

Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest

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Melody Gardot's first concert at Müpa Budapest in 2018 was hotly anticipated. The artist may have a delicate physique, yet her enthralling personality, unique vocal range, diverse repertoire and bandmates - who were utterly in tune with her performance - all provoked an extraordinarily enthusiastic response from the Hungarian audience. Four years on, we can look forward to a similar experience. Gardot released a new album in 2020, the pandemic-influenced Sunset in the Blue, while her latest release is scheduled for March of this year, so we can count on both older songs and some new gems.

Today, whether you are a jazz fan or come from further afield, Melody Gardot needs no introduction. Across the world, it is rare to find this kind of phenomenon - a person who, despite facing many hardships and challenges, succeeds in radiating such hope and joie de vivre. In 2018, she performed a selection from her album released in the same year, Live in Europe, and other earlier favourites. Though she was then forced to take a break from touring due to the global pandemic, she was able to pour her creative energies into making a new record. She once again joined forces with producer Larry Klein and arranger Vince Mendoza, who also collaborated on her 2009 record My One and Only Thrill and have worked alongside Joni Mitchell too. Her production team also featured Till Brönner on the trumpet, singer Antonio Zambujo, the saxophonist Donny McCaslin, Dominic Miller on guitar and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, not to mention a full-scale orchestra of musicians from 30 different countries. The result was the 2020 record Sunset in the Blue, and the video for the album's first single was dedicated to helping selfless health workers and artists in distress during the coronavirus epidemic. In 2022, the singer once again retired to the studio to prepare a brand new album accompanied by a single guitar.

Lexus is the key sponsor of the Jazz Legends programme.

Presented by: Müpa Budapest
  • vocals, piano
    Melody Gardot
  • piano
    Philippe Powell
  • double bass
    Christopher Thomas
  • percussion instruments
    Jorge Bezzera

Ticket information

You may purchase tickets online and in person for this performance using a Müpa Budapest gift voucher or by debiting the leisure allowance on OTP, K&H or MKB SZÉP cards.
If you purchase the tickets in person, then we also accept Edenred Gift Vouchers, and Edenred gift cards (Benefit and Family cards) as well as the culture subaccount allowance on OTP Cafeteria cards.

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