Grammy winner Cecile McLorin Salvant at Davis Art Center

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The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center presents the 2021-2022 Season of Giants Jazzy Nights concert series.
On Oct. 13, Jazz industry giant and multiple Grammy Award winner Cecile McLorin Salvant performs a special evening of music. The Grammy Award winning artist Sullivan Fortner will be joining in on the piano.
The New York Times hails Salvant as, “The finest jazz singer to emerge in the last decade.” Born and raised in Miami, Florida, of a French mother and Haitian father, Salvant started classical piano studies at 5, sang in a children’s choir at 8, and started classical voice lessons as a teenager. Salvant received a bachelor’s in French law from the Université Pierre-Mendes France in Grenoble while also studying baroque music and jazz at the Darius Milhaud Music Conservatory in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Salvant is an eclectic curator, unearthing rarely recorded, forgotten songs with strong narratives, interesting power dynamics, unexpected twists, and humor. Salvant has developed a passion for storytelling and finding the connections between Vaudeville, blues, folk traditions from around the world, theater, jazz, and baroque music.
Salvant won the Thelonious Monk competition in 2010. She has received Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her three latest albums, The Window, Dreams and Daggers, and For One To Love, and she was nominated for the award in 2014 for her album WomanChild.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. tickets are $45 in advance. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District.
For tickets or more information, visit or call 239-333-1933


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