Eight Gigs: Cécile McLorin Salvant
Fri., Apr. 29, 8 p.m., Mondavi Center, $13.50-$56
One listen to this 23-year-old should be more than enough reason to break down for a ticket to this Friday night’s soiree. The Florida-born singer can hang with the best of the jazz divas like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday. With a voice that sounds as if it belonged to another time and place, Salvant excels at interpretations of Hammerstein, Bacharach, Bernstein and Sondheim as though the original pieces were written specifically for her. And while her 2015 album For One Love won her a Grammy in 2016 for Best Vocal Jazz Album, it’s wholly apparent she’s just getting started. 1 Shields Avenue in Davis, www.cecilemclorinsalvant.com.