A benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Easton
M.C.S. Industries and the Boys & Girls Club of Easton are honored to partner with
“Boys and Girls Clubs of Easton Celebration”, Our headliner for the opening concert of the Williams Center 2017/18 Jazz series will be Cecile McLorin Salvant, Friday, September 15, 2017.
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Cécile McLorin Salvant was born and raised in Miami, Florida of a French mother and a Haitian father. She started classical piano studies at 5, and began singing in the Miami Choral Society at 8. Early on, she developed an interest in classical voice, began studying with private instructors, and later with Edward Walker, vocal teacher at the University of Miami.
In 2007, Cécile moved to Aix-en-Provence, France, to study law as well as classical and baroque voice at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory. It was in Aix-en-Provence, with reedist and teacher Jean-François Bonnel, that she started learning about jazz, and sang with her first band. In 2009, after a series of concerts in Paris, she recorded her first album "Cécile", with Jean-François Bonnel's Paris Quintet. A year later, she won the Thelonious Monk competition in Washington D.C.
Over the years, she has developed a curiosity for the history of American music, and the connections between jazz, vaudeville, blues, and folk music. Cécile carefully chooses her repertoire, oftentimes unearthing rarely recorded, forgotten songs, with strong stories.
Her third album, For One To Love (for Mack Avenue Records), was recorded in 2015 with Aaron Diehl (piano), Paul Sikivie (bass), and Lawrence Leathers (drums). In 2016, For One To Love won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
Ben Ratliff writes in The New York Times “she sings clearly, with her full pitch range, from a pronounced low end to full and distinct high notes, used sparingly [...] Her voice clamps into each song, performing careful variations on pitch, stretching words but generally not scatting; her face conveys meaning, representing sorrow or serenity like a silent-movie actor.”
ALSO: This article on her agency’s page is really good: http://www.thekurlandagency.com/artist/cecile-mclorin-salvant/
The Jazz Festival is held at the
We thank M.C.S. Industries for
underwriting this year’s festival, event partner
We hope you can join us for the 31st Anniversary celebration as a sponsor in support of the Boys & Girls Club of Easton. All sponsors and underwriters receive complimentary tickets for the pre-show cocktail party at 5:30pm, the main performance at , and are featured in the program book, event poster and in all media coverage. All donations are gratefully received and recognized in the event program book.
Please contact the Club by email at email@example.com to request a brochure. If you have any questions regarding the Easton Jazz Festival, or this Club’s programs or facilities, please do not hesitate to contact Dean Young, Executive Director, on 484 239 2075, or email the Club at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for your kind consideration of our request.
Richard Master G. Dean Young