C├ęcile 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

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