11/07/12

Cécile McLorin Salvant Signs to Mack Avenue Records

Winner of the 2010 Monk Competition will release her debut next year

Mack Avenue Records has signed singer Cécile McLorin Salvant, winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition. Salvant, 23, will release her debut album, Woman Child, next year.

Salvant, who is from Miami, won competition in 2010, impressing judges Patti Austin, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Al Jarreau and Dianne Reeves.

The forthcoming album will feature label mates Aaron Diehl and Rodney Whitaker (Diehl's Mack Avenue debut is set for February 19 release) as well as Herlin Riley and James Chirillo.

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Upcoming Cécile McLorin Salvant Appearances

November 16 / Ritz Kinam - w/Aaron Diehl / Petion-Ville, Haiti

November 20 / Pierre Hotel - 2012 History Makers Gala w/Jonathan Batiste / New York, NY

December 17 / l'Olympia of Paris w/Jacky Terrasson / Paris, France

December 29 / The Kings Arts Complex
- Jazz on the Ave - The Holidays - w/Aaron Diehl / Columbus, OH

February 2, 2013 / Allen Room - Lincoln Center's American Songbook / New York, NY

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