When Cécile McLorin Salvant won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2010, jazz connoisseurs knew they were looking at a potential star. Shortly after winning the competition, her debut album Cécile was released. She has since toured the world and with her follow-up album WomanChild in 2013, the singer truly laid claim to her status. An international breakthrough for the Miami singer came with her third album For One To Love, in 2016, for which she won a Grammy Award. She is the daughter of Haitian and French parents, who soon noticed their daughter’s extraordinary talent. At the age of five she started playing the piano and she also sang with the Miami Choral Society. Her latest album, Ghost Songs, was released this spring to rave reviews.