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Cécile McLorin Salvant

Part of the 2013–2014 Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8 pm

Photograph by J.R. Photography

$29 general admission
$25 for Members

Pre-concert Conversation, 7 pm
“Favor’s Favorites: A Life in Jazz,” with radio host, musician, and journalist Macy Favor

Concert, 8 pm

“If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three—Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald—it is this 23-year-old virtuoso” (The New York Times). In what is surely one of the most eagerly anticipated concerts in recent memory, the heralded singer Cécile McLorin Salvant makes her area debut on the brink of American stardom. Since winning the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocals Competition, Salvant has become a European sensation. Her rapturously received recent American release WomanChild (Mack Avenue Records) offers US audiences their first real opportunity to hear the theatrical intensity she brings to a repertoire of lesser-known jazz and blues tunes, whether singing in English, French, or Spanish. Find out why Wynton Marsalis has said, “She has poise, elegance, soul, humor, sensuality, power, virtuosity, range, insight, intelligence, depth, and grace.”


Individual concert tickets are $29 general admission and $25 for Albright-Knox Members. Tickets can be purchased at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Admissions Desk, by calling the museum at 716.270.8292, or online at

Concerts often sell out in advance of each performance, so please order tickets early to avoid disappointment.

AK Café will serve dinner on Saturday, April 26, 2014, starting at 5 pm, before the Cécile McLorin Salvant concert. For reservations, which are highly recommended, please call 716.270.8223.

Learn More About the 2013–2014 Series

The Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series is supported, in part, by a generous grant from Hunt Real Estate.  It is produced by Bruce Eaton and organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The Cécile McLorin Salvant concert has been made possible, in part, through the generous support of The Weissman Family Foundation.