Great Young Singers - Cécile McLorin Salvant, Charenee Wade, Jazzmeia Horn, Veronica Swift

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In 1987, the first Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Piano Competition was held. Among the winners were Marcus Roberts and Joey DeFrancesco. On a roughly annual basis, the competition is held, now focussing on a different instrument each year and renamed in 2019 the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Competition. The competitions in 2010 and 2015 celebrated vocalists and the juries which included Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Al Jarreau, Dianne Reeves and Luciana Souza recognized Cecile McLorin Salvant and Charenee Wade in 2010 and Jazzmeia Horn and Veronica Swift in 2015 -all of whom are well on their way to making significant contributions to the music.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant solo "Jitterbug Waltz" from WomanChild (WomanChild) 3:07
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant Quartet "My Man's Gone Now" from Dreams and Daggers (Mack Avenue) 9:51
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant accompanied by Sullivan Fortner "Wild Is Love" from The Window (Mack Avenue) 16:19
  • Host speaks 19:40
  • Aaron Diehl Sextet "Space Time Continuum" from Space Time Continuum (Mack Avenue) 22:02
  • Charenée Wade Quintet "I Think I'll Call It Morning" from Offering -The Music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson (Motéma) 32:00
  • Host speaks 36:38
  • Jazzmeia Horn Quintet "Tight" from Social Call (Prestige) 37:52
  • Jazzmeia Horn Quintet "I Remember You" from Social Call (Prestige) 40:55
  • Jazzmeia Horn Sextet "Free Your Mind" from Love & Liberation (Concord) 43:03
  • Host speaks 47:51
  • Veronica Swift -Russell Hall duo "No Not Much" from Confessions (Mack Avenue) 49:49
  • Veronica Swift Quartet "No Regrets" from Confessions (Mack Avenue) 53:23
  • Host Outro 56:48

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