Cécile McLorin Salvant at Germantown Performing Arts Center
The incomparable Cécile McLorin Salvant is a composer, singer, and visual artist. She’ll be presenting brand-new songs and arrangements alongside an enviable group of young instrumentalists, each of them already a first-call player on the jazz circuit. Salvant is a must-see for jazz fans, but it’s hard to imagine anyone not connecting with the intimate and human concert experience she offers. In her original work, you’ll hear subtle references to an entire lineage of great jazz vocalists, and, like the best of those icons, her nonverbal storytelling even when using lyrics is so convincing that it’s hard not to get sucked in. She’s received Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album for three albums, and in 2020 she received the MacArthur Fellowship and the Doris Duke Artist Award, two of the most coveted recognitions in art.