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Cécile McLorin Salvant

UCLA student on sale: Sep 1, 2024

With three GRAMMYs® and a MacArthur 'Genius' Award to her name, Salvant has already far transcended her early status as her generation's most imaginative and thrilling jazz interpreter.—Spin

Discover the multi-faceted world of Cécile McLorin Salvant, an artist whose talents span composition, vocal performance, and visual art. Lauded by the legendary Jessye Norman for her “unique voice” and deep musicality, Salvant captivates audiences by weaving together the rich tapestries of vaudeville, blues, jazz, baroque, and folk music. Her gift for storytelling shines through in her exploration of powerful narratives, forgotten songs, and cultural connections. 

A winner of the Thelonious Monk competition in 2010, Salvant has earned critical acclaim with three consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album, and her work, including the Grammy-nominated albums Ghost Song and Mélusine, showcases her incredible range and versatility. With roots in Miami and an educational background in French law and music in France, Salvant's latest project, Ogresse, is a genre-blending cantata poised to become an animated film. 

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