Cécile McLorin Salvant Quintet at Newport Jazz Festival
Haitian-born Cécile McLorin Salvant is a brilliant storyteller and interpreter of music and lyrics from various traditions and eras, through jazz, blues, vaudeville, chansons and some more. She is blessed with a vocal splendour that takes us from the great depths to ditto heights, with an intonation, dynamics and tonal variation that is unique. An exceptionally charismatic stage personality takes the audience on an exciting journey – as Eurwe wrote after a concert in the Hollywood Bowl: “Cécile McLorin Salvant walked out, took the stage, and sang her heart out… whatever she sings, she tends to make her own »Some people probably remember her as a member of the septet “Woman to Woman” at Moldejazz 2017 (link to festival newspaper Fire Flates review), when many came out of the concert with stars in their eyes after experiencing a singer they had never heard of. Five years later, she has consolidated her position as one of jazz’s big stars and comes with her own band where great instrumentalists dress and complement her music in a brilliant way.