March 29, 2023

Jazz Vocalist McLorin Salvant Makes Princeton Debut

Cécile McLorin Salvant (Photo by Shawn Michael Jones)

As part of the Princeton University campus-wide celebration of the 30th anniversary of Toni Morrison winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Princeton University Concerts has joined the McCarter Theatre Center in co-commissioning MacArthur Fellow and three-time Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist and composer Cécile McLorin Salvant to create a new work inspired by Morrison’s archives.

These archives are housed at the university and are currently on display in an exhibit called “Sites of Memory” at the University’s Firestone Library. McLorin Salvant, alongside her partner in life and music, pianist Sullivan Fortner, make this Princeton University Concerts (PUC) debut Wednesday, April 12, at 6 and 9 p.m.

These concerts are presented as part of PUC’s Performances Up Close series which brings audiences onstage alongside the musicians at Richardson Auditorium.  Every detail of this concert is curated to foster as direct an experience of the music as possible.

Directly prior to the both concerts, Princeton University Concerts will host one of its Do-Re-Meet social events for music lovers. Launched in December 2022, Do-Re-Meet takes multiple forms, including speed dating, speed friending, and, on April 12 at 7 p.m., an LGBTQ+ Single Mingle. This event will be held at and catered by Tipple & Rose on Nassau Street. After food and games, Do-Re-Meet participants will head to Richardson Auditorium for the 9 p.m. Cécile McLorin Salvant concert. Visit or call (609) 258-2800 for tickets and more information about Do-Re-Meet.

Tickets for the Cécile McLorin Salvant concert ($40 general/$10 students) are available at