Sullivan Fortner with Cécile McLorin Salvant at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild
Cécile McLorin Salvant is a classically trained American jazz vocalist. She won first prize in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2010 releasing her first album, Cécile, shortly thereafter. Her second album, WomanChild, was released in 2013 on Mack Avenue Records, receiving a 2014 GRAMMY® Award-nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Salvant won four categories in the 2014 DownBeat Critics Poll: Jazz Album of the Year, Female Vocalist, Rising Star-Jazz Artist, and Rising Star-Female Vocalist. Her latest album, released in the fall of 2018, The Window, was recorded with Sullivan Fortner on piano. It won her the GRAMMY® Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2019.