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Cécile McLorin Salvant and her quintet perform French singing legend Mistinguett’s 1927 song “Il m’a vue nue” during her concert on May 5, 2023 — part of the 2022-23 Season, broadcast on Fridays Live.
About the concert:
Three-time GRAMMY Winner Cécile McLorin Salvant is the “finest jazz singer to emerge in the last decade” (The New York Times). She returns following her sold-out 2021-22 Season multimedia performances with music from her latest Nonesuch recording Mélusine.
Possessing a deep, velvety voice, rhythmic poise, and a sublime feel for the blues, Salvant combines conservatory-honed technique with a beguiling gift for lyrical interpretation — a singular, inimitable talent that won her the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocals Competition and drew the attention of early collaborators Jacky Terrasson and Wynton Marsalis. Her 2013 American debut album, the GRAMMY-nominated WomanChild, was the first real opportunity for American audiences to hear why Salvant had become a European sensation, and since then, her profile has taken a meteoric course around the world. Never one to rest on past triumphs, Salvant brings this music inspired by the timeless tale from European folklore and her superb band including pianist Sullivan Fortner and Oakland-born drummer Savannah Harris for this week of residency.
With a repertoire that extends from forgotten Tin Pan Alley gems to her own cinematic compositions, Salvant brings theatrical intensity to every song she sings.
Cécile McLorin Salvant: vocals
Sullivan Fortner: piano
Yasushi Nakamura: bass
Savannah Harris: drums
Weedie Braimah: percussion
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