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).
Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals
Bria Skonberg, trumpet
Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone
Christian Sands, piano, music director
Yasushi Nakamura, bass
Jamison Ross, drums
Approximate run time: 90 minutes, without intermission.
Wed, Apr 3, 2019, 7pm
Pre-concert talk with Alisa Clancy, program director of KCSM Jazz91 and jazz instructor at the College of San Mateo. Free to ticket holders.