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Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour

Performance Information

“You get a singer like this once in a generation or two.” – Wynton Marsalis on Cécile McLorin Salvant (as told to the New Yorker)

Now with a third “Best Jazz Vocal Album” Grammy to her credit—awarded in February 2019 for The Window—Washington Performing Arts audience favorite Cécile McLorin Salvant makes her triumphant return under the banner of the legendary Monterey Jazz Festival, fronting a quintet of rising stars: Melissa Aldana (tenor sax), Bria Skonberg (trumpet), Christian Sands (piano/music director), Yasushi Nakamura (bass), and Jamison Ross (drums). “Ms. Salvant has it all,” the New York Times marveled, “perfect pitch and enunciation, a playful sense of humor, a rich and varied tonal palette, a supple sense of swing, exquisite taste in songs and phrasing, and a deep connection to lyrics.”

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

Co-presented with Strathmore

This performance is made possible in part through the generous support of Altria Group, Inc., Lydia Micheaux Marshall, and Stillwater LLC/Ms. Janice J. Kim and Mr. Anthony L. Otten.

Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour