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TD Toronto Jazz Festival: Cécile McLorin Salvant
June 27, 8:30 pm$35
“You get a singer like this once in a generation or two.”—Wynton Marsalis
“Salvant has a supple, well-trained voice with spot-on pitch. (No vibrato-teases; no meandering warbles passing as melisma.) Her low notes go from husky to full-bodied; her high notes float purely and cleanly. When she scats, it’s not an ego trip but a musical game, where notes and syllables get to shape-shift.”—The New York Times Magazine
“She had emotional range, too, inhabiting different personas in the course of a song, sometimes even a phrase—delivering the lyrics in a faithful spirit while also commenting on them, mining them for unexpected drama and wit.”—The New Yorker
GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant has had a remarkable rise to stardom in her professional career, and she’s taking another big leap forward with Dreams and Daggers, her third album for Mack Avenue Records.
McLorin Salvant first made waves in the jazz world when, at the urging of her mother, she entered the most prestigious jazz vocal competition in the world. Having nearly missed the submission deadline, she made it to the finals as their youngest performer and was selected by an illustrious panel of judges – Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling, Patti Austin, and Al Jarreau – as the 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition winner….Keep reading at jazzfestival.com
Ticket Price: $35, $45 + service charge
Ticket Information: 1-888-655-9090
15% discount if you purchase tickets to 3 or more TD Toronto Jazz Festival concerts at Trinity-St. Paul’s