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Stacey Kent

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An American language student visits Europe to study French, Italian and German for a Masters degree in comparative literature. Her life takes an unexpected twist that sees Stacey Kent become one of the world's foremost jazz singers. Stacey, a recent addition to the Blue Note roster of recording artists, now boasts six best-selling albums, a string of awards, including the 2001 British Jazz Award and 2002 BBC Jazz Award for 'Best Vocalist,' the 2004 Backstage Bistro Award and the 2006 "Album of the Year" for 'The Lyric' as well as a fan base that enables her to sell out concert halls around the world. The twist of fate that took her life in this new direction was a chance meeting in Oxford with saxophonist, Jim Tomlinson

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Sarah L King: Fire Horse

Read "Fire Horse" reviewed by Neil Duggan


Starting her musical path with coaching from Mike King, one of the UK's leading contemporary vocal coaches, Sarah L King (no relation), surfaced as a solo jazz vocalist, releasing an EP of standards and several singles. Her passage was helped by a family heritage consisting of an accomplished jazz trumpeter father and an orchestral conductor grandmother. ...

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Summer Me, Winter Me

Label: Naive
Released: 2023
Track listing: Summer Me, Winter Me; La Valse des Lilas; Thinking About the Rain; Under Paris Skies; If You Go Away; Happy Talk; Show Me; Postcard Lovers; Corcovado; A Song That Isn’t Finished Yet; Ne me quitte pas.

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Article: Album Review

Stacey Kent: Summer Me, Winter Me

Read "Summer Me, Winter Me" reviewed by Neil Duggan


With her album sales measured in millions, Stacey Kent is one of the great success stories in modern jazz. Her multi-lingual abilities allow her to record in various languages and she has appeared in over fifty countries. Her appeal is global and it is her vocal ability which has taken her to these heights. Her voice ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases From Stacey Kent, Angela DeNiro With Ron Aprea Big Band, Cory Weeds, Emmet Cohen, Janet Evra, Vocalist Birthday Celebrations & More

Read "New Releases From Stacey Kent, Angela DeNiro With Ron Aprea Big Band, Cory Weeds, Emmet Cohen, Janet Evra, Vocalist Birthday Celebrations & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Stacey Kent, Angela DeNiro with the Ron Aprea Big Band, Emmet Cohen feat. Houston Person, Cory Weeds, Janet Evra and Defne Sahin, with birthday shoutouts to blues women Sippie Wallace, Ethel Waters, vocalists Carmen Lundy, Kurt Elling, Gregory Porter, Julia Lee, Lauren Henderson and Jane Monheit, among others. Thanks for ...

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Scenes from the 2023 Montreal Jazz Festival

Read "Scenes from the 2023 Montreal Jazz Festival" reviewed by Leo Sidran


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Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month With New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Pearl Bailey, Sarah Vaughan, Alberta Hunter And More

Read "Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month With New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Pearl Bailey, Sarah Vaughan, Alberta Hunter And More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with new releases from the Erica Seguine Shon Baker Orchestra, Diego Rivera, the Saturn Quartet, Jeremy Pelt, Cecile McLorin Salvant, and a single from the Lisa Markley Nonet, plus birthday shoutouts to Pearl Bailey, Sarah Vaughan, Alberta Hunter, Tracy Chapman, Ledisi, Jean Fineberg and Norah Jones, among others. Thanks for ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Stacey Kent reflects on tension, collaboration, and the art of interpretation

Read "Stacey Kent reflects on tension, collaboration, and the art of interpretation" reviewed by Leo Sidran


Stacey Kent says she tends to be attracted to the “feeling of unrest," and she thinks that her fans like to feel it too. Over the course of a 30 year career that has produced over 20 albums (including including the Grammy-nominated Breakfast On The Morning Tram), Stacey has mined that feeling again and again in ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

More Than 3 Tenors

Read "More Than 3 Tenors" reviewed by H William Stine


They were superstars on their own, iconic names who didn't need first names: Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti. The world loved them; and they loved the world -sometimes a little too literary. When they agreed to sing together, they went from superstars to superheroes: The Three Tenors. Three? Really? That's all it takes to be adored? I can ...

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Disinformation Week

Read "Disinformation Week" reviewed by H William Stine


Disinformation. It's a word we're hearing frequently these days. Some people call Disinformation propaganda; some people with a straight face call it alternative facts. I call it pernicious lies. So I spent two hours defining and explicating Disinformation; and, most importantly, telling people how to protect themselves from it. JUST KIDDING! You know me. Instead, I ...


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