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Cécile Mclorin Salvant: Ghost Song at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Posted by Kimberly Engelhardt on January 11, 2023


Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL
(305) 949-6722


Fri, February 3, 2023
8:00 pm

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Cécile McLorin Salvant
with special guest Christian Sands Trio

Cécile McLorin Salvant, a 2020 MacArthur Fellow and three-time Grammy Award winner, is a singer and composer bringing historical perspective, a renewed sense of drama and an enlightened musical understanding to jazz standards and her own compositions. Classically trained, steeped in jazz, blues and folk and drawing from musical theater and vaudeville, Salvant embraces a wide-ranging repertoire that broadens the possibilities for live performance.

The Miami native’s newest album, Ghost Song, features a diverse mix of seven originals and five interpretations on the themes of ghosts, nostalgia and yearning. The New York Times said of the record, “The vocalist who dares to take on older music with unsavory history turns inward on ‘Ghost Song,’ her most revealing and rewarding album yet … Salvant has applied that daring-to-go-there ethic to something else: herself, writing music that looks within and doesn’t blink.” NPR raved, “[Salvant] marshals all of the musicians around her into this style that feels connected to old blues, and rhythm and blues, but also has this kind of very contemporary feeling … there’s something really fascinating happening on every track of this album.”...

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