Madeleine Peyroux Friends of The Sheldon Benefit Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 7:30 PM
Songstress Madeleine Peyroux is known to her fans for intimately arranged covers of the early American blues and jazz repertoire. She began as a teenage busker, honing her vocal and guitar skills on the famously quaint, acoustic streets of Europe, where she molded her style on the cornerstones of jazz such as Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong. Neither a show-off nor a crooner, with a sound that lies between jazz and folk, she has created a very special kind of bittersweet musical climate.
Peyroux, who was named Best International Jazz Artist at the 2007 BBC Jazz Awards, has broadened her musical palette with the release of her 2011 album, Standing On The Rooftop. After taking much of 2010 off from touring to compose, Peyroux's fifth solo album embraces an organic, American roots sound. With appearances at Lilith Fair and jazz festivals around the United States, and opening tours for Sarah McLachlan, Peyroux has gained steady popularity worldwide since coming onto the music scene in 1996.
Ticket Prices $45 orchestra $40 balcony
Patron tickets are $125 and $75, and include preferred seating, pre-concert wine and dessert reception and a tax deduction. The $125 ticket also includes parking. Call The Sheldon at 314-533-9900.