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Cécile McLorin Salvant

January 25, 2024
Zellerbach Hall

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Over the past decade, vocalist and composer Cécile McLorin Salvant has evolved from a youthful talent making waves in the jazz world, into a mature artist with a distinctive creative voice. A MacArthur Fellow and three-time Grammy winner, Salvant has a gift for storytelling and for curating layered, evocative programs that draw connections between vaudeville, blues, international folk traditions, theater, jazz, and classical music, delivering it all with her powerfully swinging voice. Salvant sings selections from her latest release, Mélusine, featuring a mix of original songs and interpretations of French-language repertoire that dates as far back as the 12th century, inspired by the story of a dragon woman from European folk legend. “Salvant, regularly and rightly, is considered one of the greatest jazz singers of her generation” (Rolling Stone).