Cécile McLorin Salvant & Aaron Diehl

NEC’s Jordan Hall

The world first learned of the incredible vocal artistry of Cécile McLorin Salvant when she won the prestigious 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. In just under the span of a decade she has evolved into a multi-Grammy Award-winner and a prescient and fearless voice in music today. A classically trained pianist and composer, Aaron Diehl has made an indelible mark on the jazz world over the last 15 years. Diehl has collaborated with living masters ranging from from NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson to 20th century classical titan Philip Glass, while establishing himself as one of the preeminent interpreters of the Great American Songbook in his own trio and with the vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant.

“Salvant, regularly and rightly, is considered one of the greatest jazz singers of her generation, but that label sells her short.”

Rolling Stone

“An artist with so fresh a point of view that her singing amounts to a kind of re-writing.”

The Nation

“The audience … gave Mr. Diehl an enthusiastic ovation. He must be invited back”

The New York Times

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NEC’s Jordan Hall

30 Gainsborough Street, Boston

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