"If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three - Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald - it is this 23-year-old virtuoso."
- Stephen Holden, New York Times
Cecile McLorin Salvant
Featuring: Aaron Diehl, piano
Paul Sikivie, bass
Peter Van Nostrand, drums
An award-winning, young jazz songstress, Cécile McLorin Salvant has dazzled audiences around the world with her expressive style and masterful vocal technique. Winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition in Washington D.C., Cécile has been called a "true and remarkable jazz singer…a young jazz prodigy," by Paris Hot Club Magazine. Cécile rediscovers lost gems with a soulful expression that inhabits the songs the way an actress embodies a character. She has performed with renowned musicians such as Jean-Francois Bonnel, Rodney Whitaker, Dan Nimmer, Jacky Terrasson, Aaron Diehl, and Wynton Marsalis.
Cécile has performed at numerous festivals including Jazz à Vienne, Ascona, Spoleto Festival, and the Detroit Jazz Festival as well as prestigious venues including the Kennedy Center, Chicago Symphony Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
At 23 years of age, Cécile is quickly becoming a leader of her generation by inspiring a new audience to discover the joy of jazz. Her debut recording, WOMAN CHILD, was released on Mack Avenue Records in 2013.