CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT QUINTET Opening Act SUNNA GUNNLAUGS TRIO

Wednesday, June 29 7:30pm

Winspear Centre

CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT QUINTET

Since winning the Thelonious Monk competition in 2010, vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant has been blazing trails in jazz and art music, earning multiple Grammys, receiving a MacArthur Fellowship, and sharing five critically acclaimed releases with music lovers across the globe.

Line up
Cécile McLorin Salvant – Voice
Sullivan Fortner – Piano
Marvin Sewell – Guitar
Yasushi Nakamura – Upright Bass
Keita Ogawa – Percussion

Nothing quite prepares listeners for the visceral intensity and virtuosity of her vocal performances. Marking Cécile’s first headlining performance at the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival, she returns to present her newest album, Ghost Song. It’s rich with texture, unexpected instrumentation, and bears all the signatures of a McLorin Salvant project — thoroughly considered, carefully rendered, and absolute in its cohesion—while also being marked by the assured confidence of a once-in-a-generation artist stepping fully into her potential.

SUNNA GUNNLAUGS TRIO

Since their 2011 debut on the London Jazz Festival, Sunna Gunnlaugs, Toggi Jónsson and Scott McLemore have blended their voices as performers and composers to create music with a lyricism and subtlety that has taken them far beyond Iceland’s shores.

Line up
Sunna Gunnlaugs – Piano
Thorgrimur Jonsson – Bass
Scott McLemore -Drums

The Washington Post described her music as possessing “such timeless virtues as lyricism and grace… elegantly bridges soul-searching passages with uncluttered swing.” Sunna Gunnlaugs reaffirms that assessment on her latest album, “Ancestry” which features her working trio. It’s at once everything listeners have come to expect from this trio and another layer of melodic intricacy as the trumpeter seems to meld with the sensitivity of the trio and still push its dynamic boundaries.

CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT QUINTET Opening Act SUNNA GUNNLAUGS TRIO

$41.65 - $69.00 + S/C

Wednesday, June 29 7:30pm

Winspear Centre
4 Sir Winston Churchill Square (Northwest & Corner of 99 Street &, 102 Ave)

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