Garanti Jazz Green: Madeleine Peyroux
05 December 2016 - 21:00 - Turkcell Stage

Madeleine Peyroux, the world famous American jazz singer and songwriter, is preparing to meet her fans on 5th December in Zorlu PSM within an event of Garanti Caz Yesili. Get ready to experience an unforgettable night with songs from Peyroux's smoky voice, which at times is compared to Billie Holiday's.

Peyroux's interest in music began early on as a child. Being brought up with old records by her parents whom she describes as "hippies" and "eccentric educators", she got in contact with music at a young age. Her mother's ukulele was the first instrument she ever played. Although she adored and was influenced by musicians such as Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Patsy Cline, Édith Piaf, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Mercer, Charlie Chaplin, Serge Gainsbourg and Bob Dylan since her youth, it was Paris that made Madeleine Peyroux became acquainted with the band that changed her life. When she was 15, she took a huge step towards who she is today by joining the band called Riverboat Shuffle, after spending time with street performers in Paris. She then joined The Lost Wondering Blues and Jazz Band, which enabled her to perform in many important jazz festivals around Europe. She went on to stay in the band for a couple of years.

After releasing "Dreamland", the album which crowned her success with huge acclaim and prestigious awards, Peyroux went on to attract the spotlight of the music industry with the number of sales reaching a total of 200.000. The album, released on the Atlantic Records label, was recorded in only 5 nights with the collaboration of esteemed jazz musicians such as guitarist Marc Ribot, saxophone player James Carter, pianist Cyrus Chestnut, keyboard player Charlie Giordano, violinist Regina Carter, drummer Kenny Wollesen and Leon Parker. The record, arranged by Greg Cohen and produced by Yves Beauvais, consisted of covers of Patsy Cline's "Walkin' After Midnight", Édith Piaf's "La Vie En Rose" and two Bessie Smith songs.

Named "the Billie Holiday of the 21st century" by critics, she was also described as "the most exciting voices of the year" by Time magazine in 1996. Having shared the stage with huge musicians such as Sarah McLachlan, Cesária Évora, James Carter and Mick Reed throughout her career, she continued her success with the 2004 album "Careless Love".

The Madeleine Peyroux album "Half The Perfect World", which was released in 2006,  won her a BBC Award for Best International Jazz Musician in 2007.

Having released her 6th and latest album "The Blue Room" in 2013, Madeleine Peyroux has succeeded in expanding her range in musical compositions from jazz to acoustic blues, country and pop. Peyroux, a musician known for her strong vocals, never passes on a chance to salute her musical influences and history of music itself with surprise covers during her live performances.

On December 5th,  you will experience the magic of jazz with the exceptional performance of Madeleine Peyroux during the event within Garanti Caz Yesili!

Turkcell Stage

Turkcell Stage, being among the world’s limited numbered most developed performance centers with its technological equipment, provides an exclusive and delighting experience to its guests with its enriched acoustic features.

Turkcell Stage expands to a space of 1.570 m2 in total including the 350 m2 movable area, (with 36 m height, 22 m wideness and 24 m depth) 528 m2 stage and backstage. The stage, formed of 12 separate elevators, comes to the fore with its construction enabling entrance to the under stage entrances. The totally mechanic orchestra pit, also being able to be used as a downstage seating area, is situated so comfortable and huge that it can host the greatest symphony orchestras. Turkcell Stage, with a construction of two balconies and a capacity of 2.190 people, puts the best equipment at the art lovers’ disposal with its advanced technological video, sound and light systems. Zorlu PSM, directing Turkey’s art life significantly, has hosted approximately 1000 performances such as the Cats musical, The Phantom of Opera, Gerard Depardieu, Hugh Jackman, PJ Harvey, Damien Rice and about 1 million audiences since the time it was opened. Zorlu PSM, in its 3rd season with a totally new format, also built a new concert area that can be positioned as a winter concert area in İstanbul with a capacity of being able to host 3500 guests standing. The PSM has been continuing both Turkish and foreign thematic standing concerts without slowing down.