Cécile McLorin Salvant

Ever since she took first place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition in 2010, there's been a big buzz about savvy young singer Cecile McLorin Salvant. And for once, all the attention and buzz seems warranted. Sometimes the influence of Sarah Vaughan seems particularly strong, as on "If This Isn't Love." At other times, McLorin Salvant recalls vocal gymnast Betty Carter at her most playful -- check out her YouTube rendition of "I Only Have Eyes For You." And while a lot of young singers have a throwback sound and tackle Tin Pan Alley classics, Cecile ups the ante with her repertoire, going farther back and deeper than any of her contemporaries. Her surprising song choices extend all the way to 1905, for vaudeville legend Bert Williams' terrific "Nobody," and further still into the land of folklore, with a fine version of "John Henry." A new talent to watch and indulge, certainly. Tom Surowicz

Price: $25 - $35

Where

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

1010 Nicollet MallMinneapolis, MN

When

Date: Ended 03/9/14

Upcoming events

11/02 – Alice Peacock
11/05 – Hiromi
11/08 – Bebel Gilberto
11/10 – Jon Webber
11/13 – Shawn Colvin
11/18 – Suzanne Vega
11/20 – The Paladins
11/21 – Robyn Hitchcock
11/22 – Mike Doughty
11/30 – Robert Robinson
12/07 – Rich Robinson
12/09 – Lisa Fischer
12/14 – Marcia Ball
12/21 – Karrin Allyson
12/25 – The Bad Plus
01/18 – Joe Henry
01/20 – Jose James
02/04 – Tower of Power

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