American jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant performs at Stanford this Saturday. Salvant is one of the biggest jazz singers and composers of her generation. Her music is a mixture of sounds from across different generations and cultures, incorporating vaudeville, jazz, blues and storytelling, though it is all heavily influenced by vocalists such as Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith and Betty Carter. Salvant began studying voice at the age of eight with an interest in classical music. Today she’s a three-time Grammy winner with a new record called one of the Best Jazz Albums of the Year by The New York Times.
Sat, 7:30pm, $45+
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford