Stacey Kent



Stacey Kent (born March 27, 1968) is a Grammy-nominated American jazz singer. Biography: Kent attended Newark Academy in Livingston, New Jersey. Her paternal grandfather was Russian. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and moved to England after her graduation. While studying at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she met the tenor saxophonist Jim Tomlinson, whom she married on August 9, 1991. In the early 1990s, Kent began her professional career singing regularly at Café Boheme in London's Soho. After two or three years, Kent began opening for established jazz acts across the road at the Ronnie Scott's nightclub in London. Her first album, Close Your Eyes, was released in 1997. She has released nine further albums and has featured on three of Tomlinson's albums, most recently The Lyric (2006), which won "Album of the Year" at the 2006 BBC Jazz Awards and was re-released on Blue Note in 2011. Kent's music was championed by critic and jazz trumpeter...

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On Jun 7, 2011. 12:32pm
Christopher Lynch said

This is a delightful recommendation - I have one of her albums in my collection, but haven't played it in a while. I will now after hearing this. Female jazz singers today are in in danger of being in over-supply. Yes, they're musically savvy, young, slick, photogenic and consequently highly marketable. However, so many lack the soulfulness of the likes of Peggy Lee, Julie London, "Sassy Sarah", "Lady Day", Patricia Barber, Norma Winstone, Cassandra Wilson and Astrud Gilberto as examples.
This lady has something a little different to offer and I'll listen to her more.

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