Cécile McLorin Salvant's repertoire includes jazz standards, forgotten old songs, show tunes and originals. Mark Fitton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jazz Singer Cécile McLorin Salvant Doesn't Want To Sound 'Clean And Pretty'
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The Milk Carton Kids are Joey Ryan (left) and Kenneth Pattengale. Ryan Mastro hide caption

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Show Takeover: The Milk Carton Kids
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Cecile McLorin Salvant: Live In Washington, D.C.
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Miami-born Cécile McLorin Salvant learned about improvisation and sang with her first band after moving to France in 2007. J.R. Photography/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cécile McLorin Salvant: Making Old Songs New Again
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Cecile McLorin Salvant's new album is titled WomanChild. John Abbott/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Authentic Early Jazz, From A 23-Year-Old 'WomanChild'
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Listen Now: Cécile McLorin Salvant On Piano Jazz
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