CÉCILE McLORIN SALVANT
Cécile McLorin Salvant is the new voice of jazz and is gaining popularity everywhere. Her voice has also been described as “unique, sustained by an intelligence and musicality that illuminate every note she sings.” Cécile McLorin Salvant has developed a passion for storytelling and the search for connections between vaudeville, blues, popular traditions from around the world, theatre, jazz and baroque music. Her eclecticism has led her to re-propose forgotten and seldom-recorded songs with new dynamics, unexpected twists and humour. In 2010 she won the Thelonious Monk competition; in 2016, 2018 and 2019 she won Grammies for the best vocal jazz album, with For One To Love, Dreams and Daggers and The Window respectively; in 2022 she won the Down Beat referendums, both that of the international critics and that of the readers of the prestigious US magazine.