Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival: Stacey Kent

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Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival: Stacey Kent

09 May 21:00

  • May



Blue Note Records is not just a record company. Their motto; "The finest in Jazz since 1939" tells a thousand words to describe their musical mission...


Stacey Kent also belongs to the Blue Note roster of recording artists amongst the likes of Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones, Gregory Porter, Sonny Rollins and many more! This recognition though, is well deserved...


Kent launched her artistic career in the early 90s, singing repeatedly at the famous Café Boheme in Soho, London. After a couple of years, Kent started to appear on the opening slots for praised jazz artists, also in Soho, at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, amongst the regular musicians such as Jamie Cullum, Jeff Beck and Maynard Ferguson.


In 1997, Kent released her first album Close Your Eyes, which was worshipped by the critics and also reached the status of "Best-Selling British Jazz Album" of the same year... Throughout her long and triumphed career, she has released nine more albums and most recently The Lyric, which grabbed "Album of the Year" at the 2006 BBC Jazz Awards.


Here are some more compelling turning points in her progress to stardom:


- After meeting a saxophonist named Jim Tomlinson in Oxford, Kent's prospect has changed permanently. The duo have decided to pursue their passion of music together. When an academic period has passed by at the Guildhall School of Music, she moved to London in the company of, now husband, Jim Tomlinson and the rest is a jazz saga...


-  The album Breakfast On The Morning Tram features four authentic songs, including the title track, written by Booker Prize winner, world famous novelist; Kazuo Ishiguro.


- Her long lasting radio programmes broadcasted by BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3.