When Cécile McLorin Salvant arrived at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC to compete in the finals of
the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, she was not only the youngest finalist, but also a
mystery woman with the most unusual background of any of the participants. When she walked away with
first place in the jazz world’s most prestigious contest, the buzz began almost immediately. If anything, it has
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