Cecile McLorin Salvant’s show Sunday had a lot of American songbook numbers in it like Wives & Lovers and I Get A Kick Out Of You, along with modern numbers like Fog. There was other Americana like Somehow I Never Could Believe (opera Street Scene, K. Weill).
Despite the aspects of producing music from the Main Stage, McLorin Salvant was a happy event for the festival-goers. She had a warm and open stage presence. Comments from critics in the audience included: “….good singer, good voice, a crowd pleaser.” Even after the show audience comments kept coming: “Hubby and I were strolling to check out a few of the smaller stages, and ran into her on the street, what a sweetheart !” KCSM marks Cecile as one to follow.
Set List from Sunday Aug 14, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest:
(Song from Funny girl – unknown title)
Wives and Lovers
Sam Jones Blues
Cole Porter set:
– I get a kick out of you and
– So in Love
Devil May Care
What A Little Moonlight Can Do (extended arrangement with trio doing solos)
Somehow I Never Could Believe (from opera Street Scene, Kurt Weil/Longston Hughes)
Nothing Like You Has Been Seen Before
Something Coming (from West Side Story)