21CM Announces 2015 POP Icon

2015 pop picks winners 1

Throughout 2015, our talented panel of artistic curators selected 40 people, organizations and projects they believed were advancing the art form in interesting ways. Each month, your voting narrowed down the field to ultimately create this year’s super pack of POP winners.

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2016

The Fierce Young Women of Jazz

Cecile McLorin Salvant sings, masked in a lightning bolt graphic 0

As the trio plays the intro to “Wives and Lovers,” her nonplussed demeanor and polished white glasses provide no clue of what is to come. Then Cecile McLorin Salvant steps forward. With growl and bite and pop and light she reimagines each phrase – lending a sardonic girlishness tinged with wistfulness to the well-worn classic. It is a revelation.

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