Salvant, regularly and rightly, is considered one of the greatest jazz singers of her generation - Rolling Stone

Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist and composer Cécile McLorin Salvant returns to Wellington for the first time since her sold-out show at the 2018 New Zealand Festival.

Headlining the Wellington Jazz Festival with her quartet, Salvant is bringing her distinctive voice, “perfect intonation, elastic rhythm and an operatic range” (The New Yorker) and will be presenting repertoire from her critically acclaimed album Ghost Song and latest release Mélusine.

With a magnetic stage presence showcasing her rich, and endlessly nuanced, velvet tones, Salvant will create an unforgettable night for audiences at the Michael Fowler Centre.

Sure to be a festival highlight, secure your front row seat and be there to experience the magic of “Jazz ‘genius’” (The Guardian) Cécile McLorin Salvant in this one-night-only performance.

E toru āna whakawhiwhinga ki te tohu GRAMMY mō te waiata, me te whakahī anō hoki, ko Cécile McLorin Salvant tērā te hoki mai nei ki Pōneke, wā tuatahi mai anō nō te tau 2018 i hokona katoa ngā tīkiti ki tōna whakaaturanga i Te Taurima Toi o Aotearoa.

Kei ngā upoko whakaaturanga o Te Taurima Tautito o Pōneke a ia me tana tōwhā, e mauria mai ana e Salvant tōna reo ahurei ake nei, “kairangi ana te hā, tau ana te taki tāwariwari me te whānui o te oro” (The New Yorker) me te whakaatu i ētehi wai o tana tino kōpae o Ghost Song me tana kōpae hou o Mélusine.

Ki te Michael Fowler Centre tū ai te toki waiata nei ki te whakangahau i te marea.

Ka rawe rawa atu tēnei, tāpuia ō tīkiti, kia rangona, kia kitea te tūmatarau o “Ariki Tautito” (The Guardian) mō te pō kotahi anake tēnei whakaaturanga.

Cécile McLorin Salvant, is a composer, singer, and visual artist. Salvant has developed a passion for storytelling and finding the connections between vaudeville, blues, theatre, jazz, baroque and folkloric music. Salvant is an eclectic curator, unearthing rarely recorded, forgotten songs with strong narratives, interesting power dynamics, unexpected twists, and humour.

Salvant won the Thelonious Monk competition in 2010. She has received three consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album for The Window, Dreams and Daggers, and For One To Love, and was nominated for the award in 2014 for her album WomanChild.

In 2020, Salvant received the MacArthur fellowship and the Doris Duke Artist Award. Nonesuch Records released Ghost Song in March 2022, and has since gone onto receive two Grammy Nominations as well as appearing on a number of year end best lists for 2022. On March 24th, 2023 Nonesuch Records released the highly anticipated follow up - Mélusine, an album mostly sung in French, along with Occitan, English, and Haitian Kreyòl.



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