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Jazz vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant burst onto the jazz scene after winning the 2010 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Vocals Competition. She is best known for the albums WomanChild and For One to Love, which showcase her exceptional vocal range and precision. In addition to headlining her own concerts, Salvant has supported artists such as Bryan Ferry on tour, thrilling audiences with her deeply moving, powerful performances. Cecile McLorin Salvant tour dates have included appearances at notable jazz festivals, such as the DC Jazz Festival.
Cecile McLorin Salvant's background
Born and raised in Miami, Salvant began piano lessons at age five and started singing with the Miami Choral Society at age eight. She studied classical voice under private instruction before moving to Aix-en-Provence, France, to study law and classical and baroque voice at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory of Music, Dance and Dramatic Art in 2007. While in Aix-en-Provence, Salvant started learning about jazz from her music teacher, Jean-Francois Bonnel. Astonished by Salvant's vocal range, Bonnel formed a band for Salvant and booked their first gig at a local music hall just three months later.
In 2009, after performing at a series of concerts in Paris, Salvant recorded her debut studio album with Jean-Francois Bonnel's Paris Quintet. The album, entitled Cecile, was released in 2010. That same year, she won the 2010 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Vocals Competition at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C. Her prize included a recording contract with Michigan-based record label Mack Avenue Records.
After signing to Mack Avenue Records, Salvant moved to Manhattan to further her music career. With the encouragement of her talent manager, she teamed up with jazz pianist Aaron Diehl for a gig at the Kennedy Center and later went on to front Diehl's trio, which included bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Lawrence Leathers. The musicians formed a working band and gigged together several times a month.
In 2013, Salvant released her second album, WomanChild, which garnered critical acclaim and received a nomination for a Grammy Award for the Best Jazz Vocal Album. The album For One to Love followed in 2015. It charted in several countries, peaking at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Jazz Albums chart, and won a Grammy Award for the Best Vocal Jazz Album.
In 2017, Salvant released her fourth album, entitled Dreams and Daggers. She recorded the album in part at the iconic jazz club the Village Vanguard.
Cecile McLorin Salvant's noteworthy awards
Throughout her career, Salvant has won numerous awards, including the Female Vocalist of the Year award at the Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards 2015 and the Paul Acket Award 2016. She also earned a Jazz Album of the Year award at the 2014 DownBeat Critics Poll and a Top Vocal Album award at the 2014 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll for WomanChild, and a Top Vocal Album award at the 2015 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll and a Grammy Award for the Best Jazz Vocal Album 2016 for For One to Love.
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