"Can one astoundingly gifted singer revive a beloved but dormant jazz vocal tradition? They say it takes only one to start a movement. As Cécile McLorin Salvant spun songs into a brilliant silk tapestry at the Allen Room on Saturday evening, I thought, “Here she is.” If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three — Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald — it is this 23-year-old virtuoso born in Miami to a French mother and a Haitian father and trained in France." -- The New York Times, February 2013
Winner of the top prize in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition, Cécile McLorin Salvant's unique interpretation of jazz classics, blues standards, and beautiful little known works, have won her fans around the world. She stops at the Jaqua Concert Hall on tour in support of her first CD, Woman Child.