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Cécile McLorin Salvant, Vocals

Sullivan Fortner, Piano/Harpsichord/Keyboards
Emi Ferguson, Flute
Dušan Balarin, Theorbo/Lute
Yasushi Nakamura, Bass
Keita Ogawa, Percussion

When

Wednesday, October 9, 2024, 7:30 PM EDT

Where

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

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One of the greatest jazz singers of her generation, but that label sells her short."

—Rolling Stone

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About the Event

Legendary jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant returns with an ensemble of renowned improvisers from genres spanning early music, jazz, folk, and electronic music to create a new type of folk song inspired by timeless and universal stories. This original fusion of Baroque music, vaudeville, Sappho, and folkloric material of Europe and the Americas will be expressed through the voice of one of the most gifted vocalists and prolific storytellers of our time.

“Part of my practice is imagining musical family trees and learning from the influences of my influences. Growing up, I wanted to be an opera singer. Opera led me to baroque music, which led me to early music. I had a similar path with American music. I gravitate towards forgotten songs, early or maligned instruments, and languages and performance styles on the brink of extinction. I bring this process of excavation into my own writing, blending old and new, exploring language and mythology. I have been making the unoriginal yet concerted effort to move beyond categorizing music by genre. What I am interested in is exploring, celebrating, and making fun of desire, divulging secrets, dredging up the past, looking under the rug.” —Cécile McLorin Salvant

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Musicians

Cécile McLorin Salvant Vocals

Sullivan Fortner Piano/Harpsichord/Keyboards

Emi Ferguson Flute

Dusan Balarin Theorbo/Lute

Yasushi Nakamura Bass

Keita Ogawa Percussion

Program

  • Cécile McLorin Salvant

    Book of Ayres: A Fusion of Early Music & Jazz (Premiere)


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