Cecile McLorin Salvant
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Vocalist in the classic jazz style and a winner of the Thelonious Monk competition.
A jazz vocal phenomenon – she wowed us last year with her freshness and her special spirit. She comes deep out of the jazz tradition, imbued in Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith, but able to sing and swing like Ella and Sarah and all the greats from the golden age of jazz – soul, sensitivity, style, and good old-fashioned narrative storytelling. If you are a fan of great jazz singing don’t miss her with a top Trio led by New York star pianist, Aaron Diehl.
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Cécile McLorin Salvant leads Duke Ellington tribute at 2012 Edinburgh Jazz Festival11 Jul 2012
Showcase of legendary composer, bandleader and pianist's songbook
One of the absolute highlights of the 34th Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival is a performance of legendary jazz composer, bandleader and pianist Duke Ellington’s music. A selection from Ellington’s songbook, including his 1943 symphony ‘Black, Brown…
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