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Jazzkaar 2020 concert Cecile McLorin Salvant with Sullivan Fortner (USA), supposed to take place on April 24, 6:00pm at Vaba Lava, is postponed. Date and time will be specified, and clients notified via e-mail as soon as possible. 

 

Tickets already bought will stay valid for the new date.

Festival Jazzkaar invites all friends of culture to support the survival of the festival and not sell back their tickets.

 

Tickets can be returned or changed for Jazzkaar gift cards from April 1, 2020 until 1 month after the announce of new dates by filling in the form here.

Owners of hard ticket can return their tickets at Piletilevi selling points, except for Circle-K service stations and Viru keskus info desk.

 

Jazzkaar information +3726660030

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We are happy to welcome in Estonia for the first time Cécile McLorin Salvant, a new-generation star who has received three Grammy Awards. Her powerful character combines an intimate and soulful style of expression with an interplay of elegance, sensuality and depth in her voice. Cécile McLorin Salvant is one of the most dazzling artists in contemporary vocal jazz, whose art is admired for its powerful vocal qualities, impeccable intonation and subtle sense of rhythm.

 

Cécile McLorin Salvant was born and raised in Miami, Florida of a French mother and a Haitian father. She started classical piano studies at 5, and began singing in a children’s choir at 8 years old. Early on, she developed an interest in classical voice.

 

In 2007, Cécile moved to Aix-en-Provence, France, to study law as well as classical and baroque voice at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory. It was in Aix-en-Provence, with reedist and teacher Jean-François Bonnel, that she started learning about jazz, and sang with her first band. In 2009, after a series of concerts in Paris, she recorded her first album “Cécile”, with Jean-François Bonnel’s Paris Quintet. A year later, she won the Thelonious Monk competition.

 

In 2014, her second album, WomanChild (Mack Avenue Records) was nominated for a Grammy. Her third and fourth albums (For One To Love and Dreams and Daggers) both won Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

Cécile frequently makes music with Aaron Diehl, Paul Sikivie, Lawrence Leathers, Kyle Poole, and Sullivan Fortner. She has collaborated with Archie Shepp, Wynton Marsalis, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, Renee Rosnes, Bill Charlap, Fred Hersch, Jacky Terrasson, Darcy James Argue.

 

She sings vaudeville, country blues, broadway songs, rarities, and her own compositions. An audience member once described her as a “postmodern cabaret singer”.
She does some illustration and textile work, and is interested in the decorative arts.

 

Her latest album, released in fall of 2018, The Window, was recorded duo with Sullivan Fortner (piano), featuring Melissa Aldana (tenor saxophone).

 

Members:

Cécile McLorin Salvant
vocal
Sullivan Fortner
piano