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Cecile McLorin Salvant



C├ęcile McLorin Salvant (born 1989) is an American jazz vocalist. She was the winner of the first prize in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2010, releasing her first album, Cecile, shortly thereafter. Her second album, WomanChild, was released in 2013 on Mack Avenue Records. In 2014 Salvant was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Salvant won four categories in the 2014 Down Beat Critics Poll: Jazz Album of the Year, Female Vocalist, Rising Star-Jazz Artist and Rising Star-Female Vocalist. Her third album, For One to Love, was released on September 5, 2015, to critical acclaim from the New York Times, The Guardian, and Los Angeles Times. Early years: Salvant was born in Miami, Florida, to a Haitian father doctor and a French mother, who is the founder and president of a French immersion school in Miami. Salvant began studies in classical piano at the age of five, and began singing in the Miami Choral Society when she was eight. She...

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10:47pm May 25
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SongPrelude/There's A Lull In My Life
ArtistCecile McLorin Salvant
AlbumWoman Child
LabelMack Avenue
3:25pm May 19
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SongYou Bring Out The Savage In Me
ArtistCecile McLorin Salvant
AlbumWoman Child
LabelMack Avenue
3:52pm May 12
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SongI Didn't Know What Time It Was
ArtistCecile McLorin Salvant
AlbumWoman Child
LabelMack Avenue
11:50pm May 6
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SongLe Front Cache Sur Tes Genoux
ArtistCecile McLorin Salvant
AlbumWoman Child
LabelMack Avenue
5:34pm May 2
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SongLook at Me
ArtistCecile McLorin Salvant
AlbumFor One To Love
LabelMack Avenue
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On Jun 5, 2015. 11:19am
Andrew von Niedermueller said

... don't get Cecile's voice... made me think of opera singer having a shot at jazz vocal... not really enjoyable. Andrew

On Sep 27, 2015. 7:36pm
joanna weinberg said

incredible rendition of this song, wow.

On Oct 12, 2015. 7:08am
Ian said

brillliant singing really cool tight backing great interpretation

On May 8, 2016. 8:54am
Paul said

Andrew, you need to listen to her more, and not try and compartmentalise. Sarah Vaughan an opera singer having a punt at jazz.

Listen to Bessie Smith, Vaughan, and just let the voice ring.

Stunning voice, range incredible.

Do you actually know and listen about jazz?


On Feb 20, 2017. 6:07pm
Stanley said

Cecile is a dominant force in Jazz!

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