CECILE McLORIN SALVANT, AT THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL, 2019

New Orleans, LA.  Cecil McLorin Salvant is a rising star, American jazz vocalist of Haitian/French parents.  Winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition, she has gone on to record multiple albums to critical acclaim.  Her third album, From One to Love, won the Grammy in 2015 for Best Jazz Vocal Album.  No less an authority than Wynton Marsalis has said of her, ‘You get a singer like this once in a generation or two.’  Her wildly eclectic choices of material on her new album, The Window, makes new magic out of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Visions’ and the West Side Story chestnut ‘Somewhere’. This is what she was performing when I make this photograph earlier this month at Jazz Fest, 2019. See: my website gallery for “New Orleans Jazz Festival” under the “Events” heading for more Fest photos and images from New Orleans.

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