Fri 21 Oct ’2220:15 uurmain hall
Melody's story is a special one. Early in her career, she survived a life-threatening bicycle accident, due to which she had to spend months in the hospital rehabilitating. Here her love for music was the best therapy she could get. During this period she wrote the songs that later formed the EP Some Lessons.
In 2020, Melody Gardot released her most recent feat: the album Sunset In The Blue. It was the first new album she released in five years. From Paris With Love, the first single from the album, features a global orchestra of musicians from thirty different countries and was recorded in isolation during the first COVID-19 lockdown. The album received rave reviews and is considered another benchmark in the tradition of jazz music.
After the concert of Melody Gardot, there will be an aftershow with Nyala at the Second Foyer.
Nyala is a trio consisting of Pau Li Liem (vocals, piano), Stef Joosten (bass guitar) and Jorrit Romme (drums). Just as the name describes (Nyala is the Indonesian word for "flame"), their music is ever-changing and in motion. It can be smoldering, intense and low in dynamics, but it has the ability to grow into fiery improvisations and compositions. Inspired by the unpredictable characteristics of a flame, they strive to find new sounds and explore new ways to interpret their own compositions. The starting point may be an established composition, a pattern or a text but as they begin to play it will evolve into a new impression of the piece. They are not bound to any genre or style, but play with an open mind and full of creativity.