Grammy Award–winner Cécile McLorin Salvant is the hottest voice in American jazz right now.

“You only get a singer like this once in a generation or two,” said jazz giant Wynton Marsalis, who’s such a fan of this Miami-born vocalist he hired her to front his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Channelling the sass, the sorrow and the sweeping ease of jazz’s greatest vocalists – Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Sarah Vaughan – Salvant’s bell-clear soprano and unusually juicy bass is a new, fresh voice of its very own: rich, striking, endlessly nuanced, a straight-up heartbreaker.

With an entrancing stage presence and performance of pure emotion, she reinvigorates jazz standards – finding fresh thrills within vaudeville, the blues, gospel and folk music too. She’ll have you eating out of the palm of her hand.

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Tuesday 13 Mar

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