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Cécile McLorin Salvant

Australian Premiere / Exclusive to Adelaide

  • About

    Cécile is a phenomenon. When giants of jazz (and The New York Times) rank a vocalist alongside Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, you know she must have prodigious talent. When they say that about a woman in her early twenties you know she’s off the charts.

    Miami born to French/Haitian parents, in 2010 Cécile took time out from her political science studies and a promising career in Baroque opera to record an audition CD for the prestigious Thelonious Monk competition (the “American Idol” of jazz), won it hands down, and left hardened critics breathless with excitement. Audiences have been queuing to hear her ever since.

    Her sound is gorgeous, her musicianship peerless, she inhabits the lyrics of a song with the instinct of a great actor and she’s as funny as hell. Now 28, her ascendancy continues, recently winning a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her album For One to Love.

    Cécile makes her Australian debut in a single performance, exclusive to Adelaide Festival. One day you’ll be telling your grandkids that you were there…

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  • Credits

    Supported by the US Consulate
    The US Consulate

    Image Hector Perez

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Adelaide Airport

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