Cécile McLorin Salvant


“We’ve been waiting a long time for such a voice” was Deutschlandfunk Kultur’s verdict on Cécile McLorin Salvant. And in the same breath, the artist is compared with Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. However, the American singer with French-Haitian roots has always been interested in more than classic vocal jazz: on her new album she sings a cappella and with a church organ, and she covers Kurt Weill and Kate Bush. BR swiftly named Ghost Song Album of the Month, calling it a “masterpiece”. And the Grammy jurors also love the 33-year-old singer and composer: she is already a three-times winner of the coveted prize. McLorin Salvant’s inspiring live performances let her love of music theatre and variety shows shine through. The best compliment comes from the newspaper FAZ: “When Salvant’s voice leaps effortlessly through the octaves, the heavens tear open.”