Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant and pianist Dan Tepfer perform at Bard

Cécile McLorin Salvant (photo by Mark Fitton)

Bard’s Fisher Center and Catskill Jazz Factory continue their fruitful association with a performance by the internationally renowned vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant and the iconoclastic pianist Dan Tepfer, who has been featured in many Jazz Factory programs in recent years. The program, titled Les Belles Chansons Françaises, presents the music of the French songbook, from Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel to Serge Gainsbourg and more, sung in French.

The classically trained, Grammy-awarded McLorin Salvant has made a career of working in close quarters with virtuoso pianists in non-traditional repertoire, including such notables as Sullivan Fortner and Aaron Diehl. In Tepfer, she finds a collaborator equally adept in classical music and jazz, a lucid and bottomless improviser and, in the great jazz tradition, a radical interpreter of pop songs and classics. Tickets cost $25.

Cécile McLorin Salvant and Dan Tepfer, Saturday, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m., Sosnoff Theater, Fisher Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7900, http://fishercenter.bard.edu

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