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Cécile McLorin Salvant Duo | Dr. Phillips Center - 7PM & 9:30PM

Starting on February 21, 2024 7:30 pm
Posted by Daniel McCullough
Categories: PianoFest
Tags: Jazz

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Monday - Wednesday, February 19 - 21, 2024
Set 1 - 7:00 PM (EST)
Set 2 - 9:30 PM

Happening in Judson’s Live – Dr. Phillips Center’s newest and most intimate venue. Inspired by the world’s legendary listening rooms, Judson’s Live includes a 90-minute experience with a 50-minute performance. Enjoy world-class cocktails and small plates while you’re here. The atmosphere is low-key, highly creative and always with a stylish slant. Learn more about the Judson's Live experience.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Cécile McLorin Salvant is a composer, singer, and visual artist. The late Jessye Norman described Salvant as “a unique voice supported by an intelligence and full-fledged musicality, which light up every note she sings.” Salvant has developed a passion for storytelling and finding the connections between vaudeville, blues, folk traditions from around the world, theater, jazz, and baroque music. Salvant is an eclectic curator, unearthing rarely recorded, forgotten songs with strong narratives, interesting power dynamics, unexpected twists, and humor.

Salvant won the Thelonius Monk competition in 2010. She has received Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album for three consecutive albums, “The Window,” “Dreams and Daggers,” and “For One To Love,” and was nominated for the award in 2014 for her album “WomanChild.” In 2020, Salvant received the MacArthur fellowship and the Doris Duke Artist Award. On March 24th, 2023 Nonesuch Records released the highly anticipated follow up - “Mélusine”, an album mostly sung in French, along with Occitan, English, and Haitian Kreyòl. In November of 2023 “Mélusine” was nominated for a Grammy for "Best Jazz Vocal Album".

Sullivan Fortner is the winner of the 2015 American Pianists Awards.

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