Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant visits Dazzle at Baur’s in downtown Denver on Wednesday, October 9 and Thursday, October 10, and KUVO is proud to carry her first set LIVE this Wednesday evening, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. Your hosts will be Rodney Franks and Arturo Gómez.
The world first learned of the incredible vocal artistry of Cécile McLorin Salvant when she won the prestigious 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. In just under the span of a decade she has evolved from a darling of jazz critics and fans, to a multi GRAMMY® Award winner, to a prescient and fearless voice in music today.
Joining her on stage will be Aaron Diehl (piano), Paul Sikivie (bass), and Kyle Poole (drums).
In life and in music, McLorin Salvant’s path has been unorthodox. The child of a French mother and Haitian father, she was raised in the rich cultural and musical mix of Miami. She began formal piano studies at age five and started singing with the Miami Choral Society at age eight. Growing up in a bilingual household, she was exposed to a wide variety of music from around the world through her parents wide-ranging record collection. While jazz was part of this rich mix, her adolescent and teenage years were focused on singing classical music and Broadway. Following her desire to study abroad, she enrolled in. Ironically, it was in France that McLorin Salvant began to really discover the deep roots of jazz and American music, with the guidance of instructor Jean-François Bonnel, who brought her stacks of CDs, covering the work of jazz and blues legends as well as its lesser-known contributors. Working through these recordings, McLorin Salvant began building the foundation needed to thrive and occupy a special place in the august company of her predecessors.
Tune in for this radio exclusive with Cecile McLorin Salvant, Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. on KUVO Jazz.