July 13 - 20 2024

Cécile McLorin Salvant + Sullivan Fortner, Yasushi Nakamura & Kyle Poole (US) - Photo: Musikhuset Aarhus

Photo: Musikhuset Aarhus

Cécile McLorin Salvant + Sullivan Fortner, Yasushi Nakamura & Kyle Poole (US)


Cécile McLorin Salvant (v) Sullivan Fortner (p) Yasushi Nakamura (b) Kyle Poole (d)

Magical Jazz Journey with Cécile McLorin

American singer Cécile McLorin Salvant visited Aarhus for the first time on a winter evening in 2022, sending the packed venue on a magical musical journey through jazz. Now we're looking forward to another trip with one of the greatest jazz vocalists of our time, who for good reason has been compared to iconic legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Diana Reeves.

Born in Maimi, 34-year-old singer Céline McLorin Salvant has a French mother and a Haitian father. She started music at an early age and started focusing on piano and singing by the time she was eight. She has studied at conservatories in both the US and France - and also holds a bachelor's degree in law from the University of Grenoble. She has released six albums since her debut in 2014. She was nominated for a Grammy for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year for her debut album, which she didn't get! However, with her next three albums, she won Vocal Jazz Album of the Year in 2015, 2017, and 2018. Very well done for a musician in her mid-twenties. 

Her latest album, Melusine, is a tribute to her French / Haitian roots and features songs sung in French, Occitan, English, and Haitian Creole. 

We hope the long Danish summer night inspires Cécile McLorin Salvant to take us on another tour of her French-Haitian-Creole-Haitian-American-inspired jazz universe that enchanted us in 2022. 

On Musikhuset Swings

Aarhus Jazz Orchestra and Musikhuset Aarhus once again invite you to Musikhuset Swinger during the Aarhus Jazz Festival. Suppose you have previously visited the traditional Ridehuset Swinger. In that case, you can already start looking forward to enjoying the fellowship, tasty treats, and great musical experiences - with free admission to most of the concerts.

Aarhus Jazz Orchestra and Musikhuset Aarhus look forward to welcoming you to Musikhuset Swinger, which takes place July 12-19 in the foyer and halls of Musikhuset and at KISSA in Musikhusparken.

More about https://www.cecilemclorinsalvant.com/

Musikhuset Aarhus
89 40 40 40
Cover charge 350 DKK

Aarhus Jazz Festival

Godsbanen, Skovgaardsgade 3

DK-8000 Aarhus C