Cécile McLorin Salvant and Aaron Diehl will perform at this 20 year Anniversary Gala and fundraiser event to help support Cecile's alma mater l'Ecole Franco-Américaine de Miami.
Your ticket purchase or sponsorship for this event is a contribution, through the Parent's Club to help support the French-American School of Miami mission to educate and enrich students through French immersion and curriculum.
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Cécile McLorin Salvant is a breathtaking young vocalist who has taken the jazz world by storm. Through original compositions, timeless hits, and forgotten gems, Salvant assimilates a vast lineage of jazz vocalists into her own powerful and distinct expression. The 27-year-old recently won the 2016 Grammy Award® for Best Jazz Vocal Album, and she continues to lead critics’ polls and sing at top venues around the world. Our concert halls are always packed when Salvant performs, and these special New Year's Eve shows in our most intimate performance space are sure to sell out quickly.
Acclaimed pianist Aaron Diehl, known fondly as “The Real Diehl” in jazz circles, has been named “Outstanding Soloist” in the Essentially Ellington competition in 2002. He has since toured the world in the bands of Cécile McLorin Salvant, Wycliffe Gordon, and more. A respected leader and prolific sideman, the prestigious winner of the 2011 Cole Porter Fellow of the American Pianists Association has repeatedly demonstrated his immaculately tasteful playing, authentic understanding of jazz, and propensity for inventive long-form solos