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Don’t miss an evening with 2014 GRAMMY-nominated, Downbeat award-winning, jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant. One the finest young singers on the hot jazz scene, Cécile McLorin Salvant makes her City Opera House debut. Winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocals Competition, her American debut album, the Grammy-nominated WomanChild, was the first opportunity for American audiences to hear why she has become a European sensation.
“Ms. McLorin Salvant has it all…If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, it is this 23-year-old virtuoso.” –The New York Times
Celebrated for her deep, velvety voice, rhythmic poise, and a sublime feel for the blues, she combines conservatory-honed technique with a beguiling gift for lyrical interpretation. In the jazz style of the 20’s and ’30’s, she enjoys popularity from clubs to concert halls and festivals. She draws out the story hidden inside the song, and on her own personality and emotions, from sorrow to joyful humor, in bringing lyrics to life. Don’t miss your chance to hear the future of jazz, now.