Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour
Cécile McLorin Salvant


Sunday, April 14, 2019 4:00PM
Michigan Theater

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour<br>
Cécile McLorin Salvant
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A young jazz star with an old soul and the hottest voice in American jazz right now, Cécile McLorin Salvant grew up in Miami, the daughter of a French mother and Haitian father. In 2010, she took time off from her studies as a French law major with a promising career in Baroque opera to audition for the prestigious Thelonious Monk Competition as a complete unknown. With her gorgeous, plummy sound and her innate ability to embody the lyrics she is performing, she won the contest hands down. Wynton Marsalis became a champion, hiring her to front the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra shortly thereafter, and her latest album, Dreams and Daggers, won the 2018 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. “If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three — Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald — it is this virtuoso.” (New York Times)