A comment on YouTube speaks volumes: ‘I thought all my jazz idols were dead. And then Cécile McLorin Salvant showed up.’ The young American singer transports her listeners to a different time, to the smoky clubs where Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan once performed. But a Salvant concert is not a trip down memory lane. She is famous for her unique interpretations of lesser-known jazz and blues songs and has been complimented on them by Wynton Marsalis and jazz magazine DownBeat, among others. Since her breakthrough album WomanChild in 2013, Salvant’s trophy cabinet has been becoming more and more full, and now includes a Grammy for her album For One To Love (2016) and a Dutch Edison and Paul Acket Award. This year she is appearing at North Sea Jazz for the fourth time. Salvant will undoubtedly sing numbers from her 2017 release Dreams And Daggers, for which she also won a Grammy.