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February 24, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Cecile McLorin Salvant, Julian Priester shine at Portland Jazz Festival | Concert review

The Buster Williams band Something More, with Julian Priester, trombone.  (Mark Sheldon)

The Buster Williams band Something More, with Julian Priester, trombone. (Mark Sheldon)

Singer Cecile McLorin Salvant dazzled Jazz Alley Wednesday, then hit the Portland Jazz Festival this past weekend. Portland, on the other hand, got first dibs on veteran Seattle trombonist Julian Priester — in bassist Buster Williams’ band Something More, which hits Jazz Alley Tuesday.

But never mind the timing, Portland got the best deal: Salvant and Williams shared a double bill at the Newmark Theatre there Saturday.

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February 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Cécile McLorin Salvant young but wise | Concert preview

(J P Dodel Photography)

(J P Dodel Photography)

By Andrew Gilbert
Special to The Seattle Times

With her luxuriantly appointed voice, razor-sharp wit, sly theatricality and discerning ear for unlikely material, jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant would stand out in any era. But the winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition is downright radical in an age of melisma-addicted belters.

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