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Melody Gardot - 86% match to Madeleine Peyroux

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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1985, New Jersey, USA. This Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter and pianist was inspired to begin writing after suffering a life-changing accident in November 2003. Struck by a car while riding her bicycle and suffering severe pelvic and head injuries, Gardot was encouraged by her physician to begin writing and recording songs during her lengthy recuperation. She had played Read more

Stacey Kent - 83% match to Madeleine Peyroux

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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27 March 1968, South Orange, New Jersey, USA. Starting to sing as a child, Kent never thought of singing as a career, treating it only as a hobby. She took a degree in Comparative Literature, also studying languages. After graduation she visited England, ‘just to get away’, and while in London decided to take a post-graduate course in jazz. This brought her into co Read more

Jane Monheit - 67% match to Madeleine Peyroux

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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3 November 1977, Long Island, New York, USA. Singing from very early childhood, Monheit avers that no other career entered her mind. Surrounded at home by musically minded relatives, she sang as a semi-professional while still attending high school, then from the age of 17 was educated formally at the Manhattan School of Music. Acknowledging the influence of Ella Fitzgerald, Read more

Sophie Milman - 63% match to Madeleine Peyroux

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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Diana Krall - 60% match to Madeleine Peyroux

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Musicals & The Arts Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 November 1964, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Raised in a musical family Krall studied classical piano at school but played jazz style in her school band. Her first professional gig was at the age of 15 and she has not stopped since. She won a Vancouver Jazz Festival scholarship to Berklee College Of Music in the USA but later returned to her home town where she conti Read more

Patricia Barber - 51% match to Madeleine Peyroux

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1956, Lisle, Illinois, USA. Encouraged in her musical inclinations by her parents, saxophonist Floyd Barber and singer Peggy Orton, Patricia was taught piano by her father from the age of five, soon moving on to formal lessons. Following the death of her father when she was nine, the family relocated to Sioux City, Iowa. Her classical music studies continued through high sch Read more

Karrin Allyson - 46% match to Madeleine Peyroux

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Great Bend, Kansas, USA. While still a small child, Allyson moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where she studied classical piano. Later, living in the San Francisco Bay area, she worked in the theatre before returning to Nebraska to attend university where she majored in classical piano, graduating in 1987. It was around this time that Allyson’s musical horizons broadened and sh Read more

Robin McKelle - 46% match to Madeleine Peyroux

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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Robin McElhatten, 1976, Rochester, New York, USA. McKelle began singing at the age of five as a member of a church choir, then studied music formally at the University of Miami, and at Berklee College Of Music, from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree. Subsequently, she returned to Berklee as member of the faculty, teaching voice. In the early 00s, McKelle wo Read more

Lizz Wright - 45% match to Madeleine Peyroux

Genres: Christian & Gospel Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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22 January 1980, Hahira, Georgia, USA. Heavily promoted as the new hot voice of jazz, Wright’s sudden appearance in 2002 brought a stronger, tougher feel to the pop jazz crossover music that had seen sky high album sales for several other young singers. Interestingly, Wright was the first black artist to step into this newly created, and potentially richly rewarding are Read more

Cassandra Wilson - 44% match to Madeleine Peyroux

Genres: Blues Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 December 1955, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Wilson started piano and guitar lessons at the age of nine. In 1975 she began singing professionally, primarily folk and blues, working in various R&B and Top 20 cover version bands. She emerged as a jazz singer while studying with drummer Alvin Fielder and singing with the Black Arts Music Society in her home-town. In 1981, sh Read more

Molly Johnson - 43% match to Madeleine Peyroux

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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Canada. The Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based Johnson is one of the most promising jazz vocalists to emerge in the new millennium. Her career began at a young age, and led to performances across North America, as well as formal training at both the National Ballet School of Canada and the Banff School of Fine Arts. Johnson then landed in an obscure 80s art-rock outfit, Alta Mod Read more

Renee Olstead - 42% match to Madeleine Peyroux

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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Rebecca Reneé Olstead, 18 June 1989, Houston, Texas, USA. This US actress and singer surprised many critics when her second album, a self-titled collection of jazz and pop standards, shot to the top of the US jazz charts in 2004. Remarkably, Olstead had been in the entertainment business for almost a decade by the time the album was released shortly before her 14th bi Read more

Shirley Horn - 42% match to Madeleine Peyroux

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 May 1934, Washington, DC, USA, d. 20 October 2005, Cheverly, Maryland, USA. After studying piano formally, Horn continued her musical education at Howard University. She began leading her own group in the mid-50s, and in the early 60s recorded several sessions for Mercury Records, often in company with front-rank bop musicians. For some years Horn spent much of her time in Read more

Silje Nergaard - 42% match to Madeleine Peyroux

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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1972, Norway. At the age of 16 Nergaard appeared in an impromptu performance at the Molde International Jazz Festival, attracting attention that was to help launch her career. Singing mainly pop, she recorded her first album in 1990. Tell Me Where You’re Going was very popular, especially in Japan, and the title track, issued as her debut single, spent 15 weeks in the U Read more

Jim Tomlinson - 41% match to Madeleine Peyroux

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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9 September 1966, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England. Tomlinson grew up in Northumberland, then attended Oxford University where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Meanwhile, he was playing clarinet and saxophones, mostly the tenor, and developing his interest in jazz. In his post graduate year he studied at London’s Guildhall School of Music and began Read more


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