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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.



Putting Your Audience Center Stage

Putting Your Audience Center Stage 6

Only 3% of the American public are what you might call highly educated classical music consumers. As a presenter/performer, what can you do to create an environment that brings new listeners into the fold?