Cécile McLorin Salvant - vocals
Cécile McLorin Salvant was the GRAMMY® Award winner for Best Jazz Vocal Album this year. The last 24 months have been a whirlwind of success and acclaim for the young vocalist, who first came to the attention of jazz fans with her triumph at the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Her album, WomenChild went on to earn a bevy of honours, including a GRAMMY® nomination and selection as Jazz Album Of The Year by the DownBeat International Critics Poll. In more recent months, her work has moved beyond the jazz world and entered into the broader culture. You can hear it on commercials for Chanel, or in the soundtrack for the HBO show Bessie. Moreover, McLorin Salvant is increasingly making her strongest musical statements via her own compositions, which stand out as the centerpiece on her newest project, For One To Love. In short, her distinctive artistry shapes every aspect of this project. For One To Love serves as proof that Cécile McLorin Salvant has not only arrived, but she is still going places.