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Cecile McLorin Salvant

Cécile McLorin Salvant was born and raised in Miami, Florida of a French mother and a Haitian father. She started classical piano studies at 5, and began singing in the Miami Choral Society at 8. Early on, she developed an interest in classical voice, began studying with private instructors, and later with Edward Walker, vocal teacher at the University of Miami.

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Charles Lloyd

In 1956 Lloyd moved to Los Angeles and earned a Master's degree from the University of Southern California. During this period Lloyd played in Gerald Wilson's big band and he also had his own group that included Billy Higgins, Don Cherry, Bobby Hutcherson, and Terry Trotter. Lloyd joined Chico Hamilton in 1960, though the band was known for playing "chamber jazz" at the beginning of Lloyd's tenure. His influence as a composer and a player quickly pushed it in a more progressive post-bop direction especially after Hamilton asked him to be the group's "music director." Lloyd's key musical partner in the band was Hungarian guitarist, Gabor Szabo. In 1964 Lloyd left Hamilton's group to join alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderly. During this period he recorded two albums as a leader for Columbia Records, Discovery and Of Course, Of Course; his sidemen were other young musicians including Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams. Through 1965-1969 Lloyd led a quartet with pianist, Keith Jarrett, bassist, Cecil McBee (later, Ron McClure), and drummer, Jack DeJohnette.

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  • Festival Performance Date Friday, August 30, 2013
  • Festival Performance Time 9:00 –10:00pm
  • Festival Performance Location / Address Millennium Park - Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Instrument Saxophone
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Dave Holland

Contrary to popular depictions, evolution has never moved in a straight line. Nature is in a continual process of transformation, moving along myriad pathways of adaptation, refinement, experimentation, and discovery, creating new and staggeringly diverse objects of beauty and wonder along the way. Over the course of a nearly five-decade career, bassist/composer Dave Holland has exemplified that evolutionary process in musical form, reinventing his concept and approach with each new project while constantly honing his instantly identifiable voice.

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  • Festival Performance Date Saturday, August 30, 2014
  • Festival Performance Time 8:30 pm
  • Festival Performance Location / Address Millennium Park - Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Instrument Bass
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