Cécile McLorin Salvant
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2020 AT 8:00PM
Venue Berlind Theatre
Salvant, regularly and rightly, is considered one of the greatest jazz singers of her generation, but that label sells her short.
The world first learned of the incredible vocal artistry of Cécile McLorin Salvant when she won the prestigious 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. In just under the span of a decade she has evolved from a darling of jazz critics and fans, to a multi-Grammy Award winner, to a prescient and fearless voice in music today.
She has won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocalist for her past three consecutive albums, including her newest release, The Window, an album of duets with the pianist Sullivan Fortner which explores and extends the tradition of the piano-vocal duo and its expressive possibilities. With just Fortner’s deft accompaniment to support McLorin Salvant, the two are free to improvise and rhapsodize, to play freely with time, harmony, melody, and phrasing.