#FridayFive: Terri Lyne Carrington and Cécile McLorin Salvant
#FridayFive: Terri Lyne Carrington and Cécile McLorin Salvant

The Chan Centre presents an evening of jazz and cross-genre musical exploration with a double bill featuring Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project and vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant.

Here are five reasons we think you should go:

1. Local musician, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen (Vancouver-born and Nanaimo-raised), will be on stage with Terri Lyne Carrington, playing alongside vocalist Lizz Wright, saxophonist Tia Fuller, pianist Helen Sung, bassist Josh Hari, and guitarist Matt Stevens.

2.  Savant, who will perform her original songs, has been compared to such legends as Billy Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. At just 23-years old she will be one to watch.

3. As one of the top percussionists in the global music industry, Carrington has collaborated alongside such luminaries as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry, Nancy Wilson, George Duke, and Dianne Reeves.

4. You get not one, but two award-winning musical talents in a single performance.

5. The evening includes a pre-show discussion with Carrington moderated by CBC Hot Air host Margaret Gallagher.

Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project and Cécile McLorin Salvant play the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (6265 Crescent Road, University of British Columbia) on Sunday, February 15. Visit http://chancentre.ca for tickets and information.