Born and bred in Miami, Florida, Cécile McLorin Salvant is becoming a much talked about name on the jazz scene. At the age of five, she began to nurture her musical talent playing the piano, and just 11 years on she has managed to carve a place for herself amongst renowned musicians like Jean-Francois Bonnel, Rodney Whitaker and Aaron Diehl. 2014 brought her further fame in the form of a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her debut album, WomanChild. Her awkward yet, endearing stage presence is reminiscent of her predecessor Nina Simone. She is a natural and she effortlessly sings her way through unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions. Singing in English, French and Spanish, she focuses on the theatrical aspect of jazz music, making it more than a musical experience.
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