Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Rick's Picks of the Week: Stacey Kent

Rick's Picks of the Week is jazz vocalist, Stacey Kent, on Monday, December 12th, at 7:30 on the Mainstage at The Triple Door.

Stacey Kent's voice has a delicate, dreamlike way of carrying you through each note and cadence leaving you feeling like you're soaking in a ray of sunshine.

Kent's Raconte Moi album features twelve songs sung entirely in French, including La Venue de Mélo. As a listener you would never guess French is Kent's second language, her voice is crystalline with a tender vulnerability, yet posses a certain intensity the French lyrics brings out.

"Making this record reminded me all over again why I became a musician," says Stacey Kent.

Growing up in New Jersey and Colorado, Kent learned french from her Russian-born grandfather who, after fleeing Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution, lived in Paris for several years before moving to the United States. Her grandfather has been a key inspiration behind her French influence, yet her newest discography addition, Dreamer in Concert, features more English sung songs. Released in October 2011, Dreamer in Concert manages to capture the emotionally direct, yet naive qualities unique to Kent's sound.

To purchase tickets to Stacey Kent's upcoming show on December 12 at 7:30 on the Mainstage follow this link here>>

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