American jazz singer and songwriter Madeleine Peyroux comes to Barcelona to perform live as part of the Voll Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival on November 11th at Palau de la Musica.
After her parents divorced, she moved with her mother to Paris when she was 13 and began her career as a teenager on the streets of the Latin Quarter. She joined a vintage jazz group called the Riverboat Shufflers, then The Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band, with whom she toured Europe.
Peyroux was discovered by a talent agent from Atlantic Records, which released her debut album, Dreamland (1996). She recorded cover versions of songs from the 1930s and '40s (Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Fats Waller) with a group of seasoned musicians. She found mainstream success in 2004 when her album Careless Love sold half a million copies. Now she comes to perform some of her classic hits and new songs.