59 Recommend It! 1,153 views

Madeleine Peyroux to Perform Sunday, May 20 at the Sheldon

SOURCE: Published: 2012-03-30
Madeleine Peyroux Singer, songwriter and guitarist Madeleine Peyroux (pictured) will make her St. Louis debut in a performance at 7:30 p.m., Sunday May 20 at the Sheldon Concert Hall.

Noted for a vocal sound that's been compared frequently to Billie Holiday, Peyroux released her first record back in 1996, but didn't really gain widespread attention until her 2004 album Careless Love. She's put out three more albums since then, and over the course of her career has covered material associated with musicians ranging from Bessie Smith, Edith Piaf and Patsy Cline to Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Her 2011 release Standing On The Rooftop generally was considered to be a move away from jazz and toward a rootsier, Americana-type sound.

Peyroux's concert is being presented by the Friends of the Sheldon as a benefit for the hall's educational programs, which reach more than 20,000 students each year. Patron tickets are on sale now at $125 and $75 and include preferred seating, a pre-concert wine and dessert reception, and a tax deduction; the $125 tickets also include complimentary parking. To purchase patron tickets, call The Sheldon at 314-533-9900. Single tickets will be $45 orchestra, $40 balcony and will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 21 via MetroTix.


View the original article...

This story appears courtesy of St. Louis Jazz Notes by Dean Minderman.
Copyright © 2014. All rights reserved.
comments powered by Disqus
Read the All About Jazz Magazine - Free!

Read the All About Jazz Magazine - It's free!

Jam-packed with 100 pages covering a wide range of styles, subjects and from around the world—each issue includes interviews, profiles, columns, album reviews, web site news, and free MP3s. The AAJ magazine is available across all devices, can be shared socially, and opened from anywhere without the need to download an app.

Read the Winter 2014 Edition

Weekly Giveaways

Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp
About | Enter

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley
About | Enter

Tord Gustavsen

Tord Gustavsen
About | Enter

Alfredo Rodriguez

Alfredo Rodriguez
About | Enter