This coming Saturday, as part of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Series, Cecile McLorin Salvant is set to perfrom. She is a fast rising star in the jazz world and is being hailed for her vocal abilities likened to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. At the young age of 24, she is making a name for herself indeed.
Make no mistake, McLorin Salvant has her own distinctive voice as exhibited on her debut album Woman Child, which received a Grammy nomination. She has developed her own improvisational elements to classic jazz standards. Creating vocal expressions through unique cadence and tonal qualities. She recently turned to jazz after pursuing a classical and baroque vocal career in the south of France. Her immersion into jazz has been rapid and four years ago, at the age 20, won the coveted Monk prize.
A great event for Buffalo. Here is a clip featuring McLorlin Salvant jazz vocals:
Other Jazz in Town events to look for are:
Henry, Hallmark and Pinchoff Organ Trio Thursday at Milkie's
Why Not with Kevin Doyle, Mark Harris, David Phillips, and Tim Clarke Friday at PAUSA Art House
The Jazz Example Friday at the Anchor Bar
The New Phil Sims Jazz Quartet Saturday at Lebro's
Remember, April is Jazz Appreciation Month. In its 13th year, Jazz Appreciation Month pays tribute to this great American art.