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Cécile McLorin Salvant & The Aaron Diehl Trio

Auckland Arts Festival

Otherworldly jazz sensation and Grammy Award-winner Cécile McLorin Salvant brings her towering command of jazz standards, as well as new songs from her latest album,Dreams and Daggers, to New Zealand for the very first time.

Set to dazzle us with her miraculous voice, Cécile McLorin Salvant is, at 28 years-old, one of the shining lights of the international jazz scene, with The New York Times proclaiming her “the finest jazz singer to emerge in the last decade”.

Often compared to the greats, but with a range, sensibility and youthful charisma all of her own, Salvant specialises in unique interpretations of neglected jazz and blues compositions, with an uncanny ability to make new songs sound like classics. Bear witness to this jazz legend in the making, performing alongside the virtuoso Aaron Diehl Trio at the Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall in glorious cabaret mode.

“If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three – Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald – it is this ... virtuoso” — The New York Times

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