The multi-Grammy® Award-winning singer gives a solo performance at the Usher Hall.
You get a singer like this once in a generation or two.
For the second of her International Festival performances, acclaimed jazz singer and composer Cécile McLorin Salvant brings her distinctive style to the Usher Hall.
Salvant subverts jazz standards, incorporating blues, theatre, folk and storytelling into her performances. She has a remarkable vocal technique and on-stage persona. Her repertoire ranges from rich interpretations of familiar songs to rarely performed treasures.
Salvant has collected many accolades, from winning the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition in 2010 to three Grammy® Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album. In 2020, she received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, recognising her achievement in ‘reaffirming the timelessness of jazz as an art form’.
A unique voice supported by an intelligence and full-fledged musicality, which light up every note she sings.
Sullivan Fortner Piano
Yasushi Nakamura Bass
Savannah Harris Drums
Weedie Braimah Percussion