The world first learned of Cécile McLorin Salvant when she won the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition in 2010. Since then Cécile has evolved into a multi-Grammy Award-winner and an indispensable voice of the contemporary Jazz scene.
Cécile McLorin Salvant grew up in a bilingual household in Miami, the child of a French mother and Haitian father. She started to study music very early in her life, her gifts as an artist are rooted in her intensive study of the history of American Music and her uncanny ability to curate its treasures for her audience.
For her newst release, The Window, Cécile has teamed up with Sullivan Fortner. The two explore the possibilites of piano-vocal duos and play freely with time, harmony, melody and phrasing. Cécile has earned a bevy of honors, including two Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album. In short, no jazz singer of recent times has received more honors and laurels more quickly than Cécile McLorin Salvant.
Her long-awaited album Ghost Song will be released on March 4, 2022 on Nonesuch Records. There she not only acts as a singer and producer, but also a curator of a theatrical journey through sounds and genres. Easily she movesd through Jazz, Classical Musik, Pop, Blues and many more and explores the boundaries of her voice together with her high-carat sextet. You can find more information about the album here.
Cecile McLorin Salvant
Alexa Tarantino - piccolo, flute, alto flute
Glenn Zaleski - piano
Yasushi Nakamura - bass
Keita Ogawa - percussion
Marvin Sewell - guitar
Germany, Austria, Switzerland