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Cécile McLorin Salvant

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BIO

GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant has had a remarkable rise to stardom in her professional career, and she’s taking another big leap forward with Dreams and Daggers, her third album for Mack Avenue Records. More information on the release, which will be available September 29th, is forthcoming.

McLorin Salvant first made waves in the jazz world when, at the urging of her mother, she entered the most prestigious jazz vocal competition in the world. Having nearly missed the submission deadline, she made it to the finals as their youngest performer and was selected by an illustrious panel of judges – Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling, Patti Austin, and Al Jarreau – as the 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition winner. While she had bypassed the traditional U.S. conservatories and jazz schools, McLorin Salvant studied at France’s Aix-en-Provence before returning for the competition’s semi-finals, the judges noted her remarkable voice and striking ability to inhabit the emotional space of every song she heard and turn it into a compelling statement.

In 2013, McLorin Salvant made her Mack Avenue Records debut with WomanChild, garnering a GRAMMY® Award-nomination, NPR Music’s pick for “Best Jazz Vocal Album of the Year,” and three placements in DownBeat’s critic’s poll as “Jazz Album of the Year,” “Top Female Vocalist,” and “Best Female Jazz Up and Coming Artist of the Year,” among many other accolades. Her 2015 follow up release, For One To Love, won the GRAMMY® Award for “Best Jazz Vocal Album.”

McLorin Salvant’s music has been featured in multiple Chanel “Chance” campaigns and is included in the soundtrack for HBO’s acclaimed film, Bessie. New York Times Magazine included her recording of “Trolley Song” as one of “25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going,” The New Yorker profiled her at age 27, Vanity Fair featured her in their “Millennials That Are Shaking Up The Jazz World” piece, Essence Magazine noted her as one of “13 Emerging Black Women in Music,” and Gilles Peterson included her as an “Artist to Watch” in The Atlantic. Learn more about McLorin Salvant on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Fresh Air,” New York Times’ “Close at Hand,” or watch her perform on BBC’s “Later… with Jools Holland” and PBS’ “The Tavis Smiley Show.”

SHOWS
Dec
15
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Scullers Jazz Club
Boston, Massachusetts
Dec
16
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Scullers Jazz Club
Boston, Massachusetts
Dec
17
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Bard College – Sosnoff Theater
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Feb
7
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Zellerbach Concert Hall
Berkeley, California
Feb
8
Cécile McLorin Salvant
The Board Stage
Santa Monica, California
Feb
9
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Mondavi Center
Davis, California
Feb
23
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Camp Concert Hall
Richmond, Virginia
Mar
2
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Kauffmann Concert Hall
New York, New York
Mar
7
Cécile McLorin Salvant
The Dakota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar
8
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Shannon Hall – Wisconsin Union Theater
Madison, Wisconsin
Mar
9
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Chicago Symphony Center
Chicago, Illinois
Apr
20
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Irvine Barclay Theater
Irvine, California
NEWS

  • 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards: 13 Nominations in Six Categories - DL Media Artists Receive 13 Nominations in Six Categories for 60th Annual GRAMMY® Awards Best Improvised Jazz Solo (Cat. 31):   Billy Childs’ Rebirth “Dance of Shiva”   Mack Avenue Records Release Date: March 24, 2017   Web: BillyChilds.com ______________________________   Best Improvised Jazz Solo (Cat. 31): Sara Caswell on Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge’s Whispers on the Wind “Can’t…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Cécile McLorin Salvant – “Dreams and Daggers” – Mack Avenue Records - GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant has had a remarkable rise to stardom in her professional career, and she’s taking another big leap forward with Dreams and Daggers, her third album for Mack Avenue Records, available September 29. “The songs on this album are of dreams and daggers. The daggers have been used at times…
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant – “Dreams and Daggers” – Available September 29 - GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant has had a remarkable rise to stardom in her professional career, and she’s taking another big leap forward with Dreams and Daggers, her third album for Mack Avenue Records, available September 29. “The songs on this album are of dreams and daggers. The daggers have been used at times…

REVIEWS

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Dreams and Daggers

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Record Label:  Mack Avenue
Release Date:  September 29, 2017