Date(s) - 02/10/2022
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Three-time GRAMMY Winner Cécile McLorin Salvant is the “finest jazz singer to emerge in the last decade” (The New York Times). She returns with her quartet to perform music from her forthcoming Nonesuch release, Ghost Song, featuring a diverse mix of seven originals and five interpretations on the themes of ghosts, nostalgia, and yearning.
Salvant says, “It’s unlike anything I’ve done before—it’s getting closer to reflecting my personality as an eclectic curator. I’m embracing my weirdness!”
Possessing a deep, velvety voice, rhythmic poise, and a sublime feel for the blues, Salvant combines conservatory-honed technique with a beguiling gift for lyrical interpretation — a singular, inimitable talent that won her the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocals Competition and drew the attention of early collaborators Jacky Terrasson and Wynton Marsalis. Her 2013 American debut album, the GRAMMY-nominated WomanChild, was the first real opportunity for American audiences to hear why Salvant had become a European sensation, and since then, her profile has taken a meteoric course around the world. For these dates, she performs with a phenomenal new quartet including pianist Sullivan Fortner, who partnered with Salvant on the duo release The Window.
With a repertoire full of lesser-known jazz and blues gems and a sly gift for lyrical re-interpretation through her contemporary sensibility, Salvant brings theatrical intensity to every song she sings.
Concert Sponsor: The Three Vernas
Cécile McLorin Salvant Quartet with Sullivan Fortner is brought to you in part by the generosity of The Bernard Osher Foundation.
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