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Madeleine Peyroux is an American jazz singer, songwriter, and guitarist. She is noted for her vocal style, which is highly reminiscent of Billie Holiday. Her debut album, Dreamland, was released in 1996, and gained widespread attention.

Peyroux's sixth album, Standin' On The Rooftop, in due to be released in June, 2011.

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Madeleine Peyroux was born in Athens, Georgia. Her family was in academia, and she has described her parents as "hippies". Her father moved the family to Brooklyn when she was six, so he could pursue a career in acting. Madeleine Peyroux grew up in New York City and southern California, and when her parents divorced, she moved with her mother to Paris.

Madeleine Peyroux started singing at the age of fifteen, when she discovered street musicians in the Latin Quarter in Paris. She joined a group called the Riverboat Shufflers, first passing round the hat, and then singing. At sixteen she joined the Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band, spending two years touring Europe performing songs by the likes of Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and others, which provided the basis for her first album, Dreamland (1996). Madeleine Peyroux spent much of the next six years busking in Paris, performing occasionally in clubs in the U.S., and generally living a low-key existence. She continued to contribute to works by other artists, but rarely appeared in clubs under her own name.

In May 2002, she joined multi-instrumentalist William Galison, and together they appeared at such venues as the Bottom Line, Joe's Pub, and the Tin Angel. In 2003 the duo released a seven-song EP entitled Got You on My Mind, which they sold at shows and online. Got You on My Mind was re-released by William Galison in August 2004; the original EP was expanded by the addition of four tracks by Gallison. Madeleine Peyroux released her own sophomore effort, Careless Love, in September 2004. The album received generally positive reviews. Her new album, Half the Perfect World, was released in September 2006. She collaborated with several artists, including Jesse Harris, Walter Becker, Larry Klein (who also produced the album), and k.d. lang, with whom Madeleine Peyroux duets on a cover of the Joni Mitchell song, "River".