Cécile McLorin Salvant with Sullivan Fortner

+ The McCormack & Yarde Duo

Cecile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner leaning on a ledge in front of windows with sun streaming in

Jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant redefines the Great American Songbook as she performs selections from her newest release The Window with pianist Sullivan Fortner.

Together, the two musicians play freely with time, harmony, melody and phrasing. McLorin Salvant’s vocals can turn on a dime, shifting from playful to powerful, while Fortner embraces classical, jazz and blues modes. At times, they sound like two friends in fervent conversation; at others, like sparring partners trading blows.

The repertoire includes songs by Stephen Sondheim, Stevie Wonder, gems of French cabaret, and early rhythm and blues, alongside the Grammy Award-winning McLorin Salvant’s brilliant original compositions, reinforced by her incredible vocal artistry and magnetic onstage persona.

Support comes from The McCormack & Yarde Duo featuring Andrew McCormack (piano) and Jason Yarde (saxes) who will be opening the show where a cross-genre of world music meets jazz and classical music.

This event will start promptly at the advertised start time and running times will be confirmed closer to the event. 

Produced by the EFG London Jazz Festival

*Excludes £3 booking fee

Eat & drink

Discover our bars, restaurants and cafés

Discover

Photo of Cecile McLorin Salvant And Sullivan Fortner laughing as they pose for a picture

Listen: NPR- Cecile McLorin Salvant And Sullivan Fortner

Singer Cecile McLorin Salvant and Pianist Sullivan Fortner tell NPR all about their journey with Jazz.

photo of Cécile McLorin Salvant

Watch: Cécile McLorin Salvant - NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Watch jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant's NPR Music Tiny Desk concert with pianist Sullivan Fortner. 

photo of carleen anderson singing

Watch: Barbican Session - Carleen Anderson

In this Barbican Session, Soul singer Carleen Anderson performs Before Me from her album 'Cage Street Memorial' in our conductor's dressing room.

a great photo of kamasi washington playing jazz

Listen: Jazz on Spotify

Follow our regularly updated Jazz playlist for a sample of the music you'll hear across our programme. 

Barbican Hall