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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

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