"Mélissa Laveaux (born Mélissa Michelle Marjolec Laveaux on January 9, 1985 in Montreal, Quebec) is an Ottawa musician of Haitian descent signed to No Format! Records. She is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist who plays music described as a mix of roots, folk, and blues using her signature percussive finger-style guitar and soulful vocal stylings."
LOS ANGELES, USA (sentinel.ht) - Cécile McLorin Salvant is a first time Grammy nominee, nominated for 2014 Best Jazz Vocal Album. The Haitian-American artist had WomanChild, released May 2013, peak at No. 4 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart.
Cécile McLorin Salvant was born and raised in Miami, Florida of a French mother and a Haitian father. She started classical piano studies at 5, and began singing in the Miami Choral Society at 8. Early on, she developed an interest in classical voice, began studying with private instructors, and later with Edward Walker, vocal teacher at the University of Miami.