Published by Gregg Gelb on 14 Nov 2013
Just a quick Follow-Up.
Cecile was great. We had a full house!
She was a pleasure to work with – So professional and with such a beautiful voice!
The next Quest Jazz Artist coming to play with us is one of the world’s best Tenor Saxophonist’s, Houston Person.
On Nov. 15. 2014 at the Temple Theatre..
Please Stay Tuned!
PS: FYI. If you are a fan of Dianne Schuur, she will be in Atlanta on April 4
(here is a link for that info) www.augustaamusements.com.
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Cécile McLorin Salvant, the extraordinarily gifted new vocalist, released WomanChild hot on the heels of her win at the Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition. And the buzz has only grown since then. NPR is “knocked out,” The New York Times says, “Ms. McLorin Salvant has it all,” and Wynton Marsalis praises her “poise, elegance, soul, humor, sensuality, power, virtuosity, range, insight, intelligence, depth and grace.” And the album has deservingly found its way onto numerous Best Of 2013 lists from NPR to The New York Times to Ann Powers to iTunes.
But perhaps Ben Ratliff of The New York Times, who named WomanChild as his #1 Favorite Album of 2013, sums it up best: “A young jazz singer of radical talent, who teaches you in her own terms — with high clarity and zero pedantry — that singing old songs has nothing to do with transmitting an outdated sensibility, and that jazz is necessarily part of a bigger and greater story of American music, and that American music is necessarily part of a bigger and greater story of modern art.”