Cécile McLorin Salvant
- Times: From: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
- From: November 16, 2018 to November 16, 2018
- Admission: $65
- Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
- Address: 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
“A woman lived in the woods on the outskirts of town. Her skin was chocolate brown. Upon her head she wore a crown of bones …” So begins Cécile McLorin Salvant’s Ogresse , an original song cycle on which she collaborates with arranger and conductor Darcy James Argue. This latest project from the two-time GRAMMY winner (for her acclaimed albums, For One to Love and Dreams and Daggers ) is a work both musical and narrative, a fairytale-like musical journey about a female ogre who falls in love with a man – and in the end, devours him. Since the release of Cécile , her 2010 debut album, Cécile McLorin Salvant has been wowing critics and audiences across the country and around the world. She creates “awe-inspiringly audacious jazz,” says The Guardian . “Only a few years into her career, this singer has absorbed the history of jazz and made it her own,” says The New Yorker.