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    The singular Cécile McLorin Salvant is a composer, singer, and visual artist. Salvant has developed a passion for storytelling and finding the connections between vaudeville, blues, folk traditions from around the world, theater, jazz, and baroque music. Salvant is an eclectic curator, unearthing rarely recorded, forgotten songs with strong narratives, interesting power dynamics, unexpected twists, and humor. Salvant won the Thelonious Monk competition in 2010. She has received Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her 3 latest albums, The Window, Dreams and Daggers, and For One To Love. In 2020, Salvant received the MacArthur fellowship and the Doris Duke Artist Award. In 2020, Salvant created Yolk, a virtual cross-disciplinary performance space. It features her own hand-drawn animation, compositions, and music, in collaboration with dancers, visual artists, musicians, and actors from around the world.

    2022's Ghost Song was named one of the top jazz albums of the year by The New York Times.

    PERSONNEL:
    Cécile McLorin Salvant – Voice
    Sullivan Fortner – Piano
    Marvin Sewell – Guitars
    Alexa Tarantino – Flutes
    Yasushi Nakamura – Bass
    Keita Ogawa - Percussion

    Media Sponsors: Austin PBS & KUTX-FM

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