"The finest jazz singer to emerge in the last decade."

The New York Times

Jazz
Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour
Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant &
Christian Sands, music director

Jazz vocal sensation Cécile McLorin Salvant returns to Berkeley after her smash debut in February 2018, this time backed by the extraordinary musicians of the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour. Salvant, who is not yet 30 but sings with a presence and poise that far belies her years, just won her second Grammy this year and has been charming critics and audiences alike with her gorgeous tone and a beguiling repertoire that traverses blues, folk music, and lesser-known jazz standards. As Bay Area jazz critic Andy Gilbert wrote, "Salvant delivered a tour-de-force...more than satisfying, the concert was buzz-inducing" (San Francisco Classical Voice).

FEATURING
Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals
Bria Skonberg, trumpet
Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone
Christian Sands, piano, music director
Yasushi Nakamura, bass
Jamison Ross, drums

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