Promo omtrent  CD Release ” Woman child” voor de Belgische markt
Coordinatie interviews met geschreven pers

When Cécile McLorin Salvant arrived at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC to compete in the finals of
the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, she was not only the youngest finalist, but also a
mystery woman with the most unusual background of any of the participants. When she walked away with
first place in the jazz world’s most prestigious contest, the buzz began almost immediately. If anything, it has
intensified in the months leading up to the launch of her Mack Avenue Records debut, WomanChild.
“She has poise, elegance, soul, humor, sensuality, power, virtuosity, range, insight, intelligence, depth and
grace,” Wynton Marsalis asserts. “I’ve never heard a singer of her generation who has such a command of
styles,” remarks pianist Aaron Diehl. “She radiates authority,” critic Ben Ratliff wrote in The New York Times
in response to one of her post-competition performances, and a few weeks later his colleague Stephen
Holden announced that “Ms. McLorin Salvant has it all…. If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big
Three—Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald—it is this 23-year-old virtuoso.”