SOLD OUT - CÚcile McLorin Salvant - Dreams and Daggers + support Rob Barron trio

Wednesday 11th October 2017 - Thursday 12th October 2017
Dates: Wednesday 11th October - Thursday 12th October Ticket Prices: £35.00 - £55.00
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Wednesday 11th October 2017
- Thursday 12th October 2017

Doors open time

First House

Ticket Prices:

£35.00 - £55.00


CÚcile McLorin Salvant - Dreams and Daggers + support Rob Barron trio

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Returning for 2 nights following 5 star rave reviews for her performance at Ronnie's last year ... book now to see one of jazz music's biggest rising stars.

“She has poise, elegance, soul, humor, sensuality, power, virtuosity, range, insight, intelligence, depth and grace. Yeah.” Wynton Marsalis

LINE-UP: Cécile McLorin Salvant - vocal, Aaron Diehl - piano, Paul Sikivie - bass, Kyle Poole - drums


Cecile’s performance coincides with her latest release Dreams and Daggers.  It was recorded in part at The Village Vanguard with Aaron Diehl, Paul Sikivie, and Lawrence Leathers. They also recorded a few tracks in studio, with the Catalyst Quartet (featuring arrangements and compositions by Paul Sikivie).


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 improvisation, instrumental and vocal repertoire ranging from the 1910s on, 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.


Cécile performs unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions. She focuses on a theatrical portrayal of the jazz standard and composes music and lyrics which she also sings in French, her native language as well as in Spanish. She enjoys popularity in Europe and in the United States, performing in clubs, concert halls, and festivals accompanied by renowned musicians like Jean-Francois Bonnel, Rodney Whitaker, Aaron Diehl, Dan Nimmer, Sadao Watanabe, Jacky Terrasson (with an a noted collaboration in his "Gouache" Universal CD), Archie Shepp, and Jonathan Batiste.  She sings for the 2nd consecutive year for the Chanel’s « Chance » ad campaign. In August 2012, Cécile recorded at the Avatar Studios a CD to be released early next year for the Mack Avenue Label with Aaron Diehl, Rodney Whitaker, Herlin Riley and James Chirillo.

Cécile has performed at numerous festivals such as Jazz à Vienne, Ascona, Whitley Bay, Montauban, Foix, with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in New York’s Lincoln Center and Chicago’s Symphony Center and with her own band at the Kennedy Center, the Spoleto Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival and other venues.


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 — like the one I heard a few weeks ago at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on the last word of “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” the spire in a magnificent set. 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. She also presents a lot of jazz history, and other things…”


“I’ve never heard a singer of her generation who has such a command of styles ranging from Bessie Smith to Betty Carter. To have an artist with such a handle on jazz vocabulary while being extremely expressive and soulful,
that’s very rare.” Aaron Diehl

"If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three - Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald - it is this 23-year-old virtuoso..." Stephen Holden, New York Times

"Cécile McLorin Salvant, still mostly unknown to jazz audiences, though not for much longer...Ms. McLorin Salvant is as serious as a library, and never corny...she radiates authority and delivers a set with almost a dramatic arc." Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

“Salvant is one of the rising stars in the international jazz scene” T. Ballard Lesemann, Charleston City Paper
Support: Rob Barron Trio (piano) with Conor Chaplin (bass) and Steve Brown (drums)

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Dates: Wednesday 11th October - Thursday 12th October Ticket Prices: £35.00 - £55.00
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