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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Jazz Star Stacey Kent Returns to The Met

The Met welcomes Stacey Kent on Thursday 28 April at 8pm.

The ability to tell a story, capture an emotion, a mood, hone it and share it like a secret with her audience; these are the qualities that make Stacey Kent so special. Happy at home in a variety of genres, she casts wide her net in search of inspiration.
A native of New Jersey, now living in Colorado, Stacey Kent developed a childhood fascination for musical comedies and the great jazz masters, as well as folk singers such as Neil Young and Cat Stevens.
With the release of her first solo album, Close Your Eyes, in 1997, the critics saluted the birth of a new jazz star with impeccable phrasing, a clear, bewitching voice, and a singular style blending sensitivity and sophistication. Her covers of standards from the Great American Songbook and Brazilian repertories, including classics by Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Antonio Carlos Jobim, are always imbued with her inimitable contemporary sensibility.
Her latest album, Raconte-moi… (Tell Me) Kent revisits great classics of the French musical heritage with songs by Barbara, Paul Misraki, Georges Moustaki, Henri Salvador, to name a few.
Stacey Kent has established herself as one of the new century\’s brightest jazz revelations: voted best jazz vocalist at the 2001 British Jazz Awards, and the 2002 BBC Jazz Awards, she was also a 2009 Grammy nominee.
Tickets for the show are £17.50 with a limited number still available. To book or for more information please call the ticket office on 0161 761 2216 or go on line www.themet.biz