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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Stacey Kent: I Know I Dream

Read "I Know I Dream" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Stacey Kent has practically done it all over the past twenty years, selling north of two million albums, putting her gorgeously delicate stamp on standards, introducing fresh tunes into the canon, racking up awards, and bringing her flawless voice to fans in more than fifty countries. But one thing she hadn't done prior to this point ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Marcos Valle and Stacey Kent at Birdland

Read "Marcos Valle and Stacey Kent at Birdland" reviewed by Nick Catalano

Another of Brazil's music luminaries from the sixties, Marcos Valle, came to Gotham on December 9, 2014 to team up with Stacey Kent and Jim Tomlinson and advance the Brazilian omnipresence here of late. Last month I wrote of the dramatic emergence of the Spokfrevo Orquestra at Lincoln Center and everywhere this month there are appearances ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Birdland Presents Marcos Valle And Stacey Kent December 9-13

Birdland Presents Marcos Valle And Stacey Kent December 9-13

To celebrate his 50th career anniversary as a Songwriter, Arranger, Instrumentalist, and Singer, Brazilian artist Marcos Valle, joined American singer Stacey Kent's sweet beautiful voice to express a repertoire of half a century of successes. This reunion of these two artists has resulted in a CD titled Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent LIVE, which is being ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Julie Kelly: Happy to Be

Read "Julie Kelly: Happy to Be" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Julie Kelly is a talented singer whose talents are a fairly well-kept secret except on the West Coast, where she makes her home. Happy to Be is Kelly's eighth album, the first on Graham Carter's Colorado-based Jazzed Media label, and as has been her custom in the past, she chooses for the most part interesting songs ...

Stacey Kent at Birdland, Ottawa Jazz Fest, Montreal Jazz Festival With New Brazilian-Inspired CD "The Changing Lights"

Stacey Kent at Birdland, Ottawa Jazz Fest, Montreal Jazz Festival With New Brazilian-Inspired CD "The Changing Lights"

Grammy-Nominated Stacey Kent Tours US and Canada with New CD The Changing Lights on Warner Bros Records Featuring Longtime Partner Jim Tomlinson, Famed Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro and Brazilian Legend Roberto Menescal Birdland, June 10-14, New York City
Ottawa Jazz Festival, June 25, Canada
Palais Montcalm, Quebec City, June 27, Canada
Montreal Jazz ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzablanca Festival 2014: Casablanca, Morocco

Read "Jazzablanca Festival 2014:  Casablanca, Morocco" reviewed by Mehdi El Mouden

Hippodrome Anfa
Jazzablanca Festival
Casablanca, Morocco
March 29-April 3, 2014

Jazz breathes new life through the Jazzablanca Festival. Rethinking Jazz culture is a difficult process, as no findings about jazz audiences in Morocco exist. Jazz is only brought to the fore of discussion at festival time. The media does not publicize ...

Stacey Kent: The Changing Lights

Read "The Changing Lights" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Stacey Kent's voice operates at the intersection of knowingness and innocence. She delivers every song with finesse, balancing a sense of wide-eyed wonderment with soft-handed confidence. Perhaps that's why she's been able to build such an enormous fan base since starting her singing career and showing up on listener's radars near the turn of the century. ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Stacey Kent at Birdland

Read "Stacey Kent at Birdland" reviewed by Nick Catalano

After appearing in 18 countries on a world tour in support of their Warner Brothers CD The Changing Lights, Stacey Kent and her conductor/arranger/ saxophonist (and husband of 22 years) Jim Tomlinson wound up their travels at Birdland during the week of December 3rd. Transcending genres and national boundaries, the elfin-voiced multi-lingual Kent who has sung ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Stacey Kent: The Changing Lights

Read "The Changing Lights" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Stacey Kent is a jazz success story--not just in terms of her talent, but also in terms of her international popularity, with her previous three albums clocking up a total of over 500,000 sales. What makes her so successful? The Changing Lights, her tenth album, demonstrates all of the qualities.

There's the material, a mix ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Trondheim Jazz Festival: May 9-13, 2012

Read "Trondheim Jazz Festival: May 9-13, 2012" reviewed by John Kelman

Trondheim Jazz Festival
Trondheim, Norway
May 9-13, 2012
Being Norway's third largest city, next to Oslo and Bergen, means something completely different to being the third largest city in Canada or the United States. With more than 25,000 students in a city of approximately 160,000 people, it's not unlike (albeit a little larger than) Kingston, Canada, ...