Cécile McLorin Salvant - SOLD OUT!

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Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant has been, what we like to label at the Jazz Series, “on the short list” – and for quite some time. We’re pleased to present her as part of the 2017/2018 season.
  The most celebrated vocalist of her generation, Salvant, still in her 20s, Cécile McLorin Salvant was born and raised in Miami, of a French mother and a Haitian father. She started classical piano studies at 5, and began singing in the Miami Choral Society at 8. Early on, she began studying with private instructors -- and later at the University of Miami.  In 2007, Salvant moved to Aix-en-Provence, France, to study law as well as classical and baroque voice at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory.
  It was there she started learning about jazz and started singing with her first band. In 2009, she recorded her first album, "Cécile”; a year later, she won the Thelonious Monk competition in Washington D.C. From there her career has continued to skyrocket as she now headlines and appears in major venues across the country and around the world.
  For her first Jazz Series appearance, Salvant is supported by a solid trio, talented pianist Sullivan Fortner, bassist Paul Sikivie, and Lawrence Leathers with the latter two having accompanied the singer on For One To Love (Mack Avenue).her GRAMMY®-winning 2015 recording.

Sunday, Nov 19, 2017

"Sundays @ Murry's"

Show 1 | Doors: 2:30 PM | Start: 3:30 PM
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Show 2 | Doors: 6:00 PM | Start: 7:00 PM
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Cecile McLorin Salvant - SOLD OUT

Cecile McLorin Salvant: Bocals
Sullivan Fortner: Piano
Paul Sikivie: Bass
Lawrence Leathers: Drums

"she sings clearly, with her full pitch range, from a pronounced low end to full and distinct high notes, used sparingly [...] Her voice clamps into each song, performing careful variations on pitch, stretching words but generally not scatting; her face conveys meaning, representing sorrow or serenity like a silent-movie actor."

- The New York Times

"Resoundingly eloquent, whether growling the blues or barely breathing, Salvant has inbuilt swing, an actor's stagecraft, an instumentalist's precision of nuance, and an appetite for dusting off rarely performed songs. The remarkable Salvant's music is tightly arranged in almost every spontaneous-sounding detail, but it's jazz-informed artistry of the highest class just the same."

- The Guardian


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