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Stacey Kent

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New York indigenous Stacey Kent by no means anticipated a profession in jazz music: she was a Sarah Lawrence graduate having a level in comparative literature. But her child years days spent hearing the original beauty of Frank Sinatra and Nat Ruler Cole undoubtedly affected her. While on christmas in European countries after graduating from university, she used singing without very much formal training rather than looked back again. Kent became familiar with many music artists at Oxford in 1991, and through them she discovered herself taking part in a jazz training course on the famed Guildhall College of Music and Dilemma. There she also fulfilled her husband to be, tenor saxophonist Jim Tomlinson, and arrived a spot within the course. Her following post was performing using the Vile Physiques Swing Orchestra on the Ritz Resort in London, which resulted in a job in Ian McKellen’s Richard III film, playing a big-band vocalist. The middle-’90s were even more focused on documenting and in 1996, Kent inked a cope with Candid Information. A year afterwards, the critically acclaimed Close Your Eye was issued; Sensitive Trap implemented in 1999. Her third LP, Allow Yourself Move: Celebrating Fred Astaire, which showcased well-known standards, premiered in springtime 2000. The ballad-oriented Dreamsville came the next springtime. She also documented an recording with Tomlinson entitled Lyric, and made an appearance on Blue Notice for a number of albums through the 2000s. This year 2010, Kent released the all-French recording Raconte-Moi, which continued to achieve precious metal status both in France and Germany. The live recording Dreamer in Concert — documented in the La Cigale in Paris — got in 2011. 2 yrs later, Kent came back using the Changing Lights. Influenced by her like of Brazilian music, the recording saw her dealing with Portuguese poet Antonio Ladeira and French lyricist Bernie Beaupère. She adopted that with 2014’s Ao Vivo, a duet recording with famous Brazilian musician Marcos Valle. Tenderly, released in early 2016, designated a go back to American standards.

Quick Facts


Full Name Stacey Kent
Date Of Birth March 27, 1968
Profession Singer
Education Sarah Lawrence College, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Newark Academy
Nationality American
Spouse Jim Tomlinson
Music Songs One Note Samba, Samba Saravah, Les Eaux de mars, What a Wonderful World, Hushabye Mountain, Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars, You've Got a Friend, They All Laughed, Jardin d'hiver, It Might As Well Be Spring, They Can't Take That Away From Me, Too Darn Hot, Tenderly, Comes Love, La Vénus du mélo, Isn't This A Lovely Day?, The Ice Hotel, I Won't Dance, Let Yourself Go, This Happy Madness, The Best Is Yet To Come, So Nice, I've Got a Crush on You, Easy to Remember, How Insensitive, Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered, Ces petits riens, A Fine Romance, Embraceable You, What the World Needs Now is Love, Landslide, It Never Entered My Mind
Albums Raconte-moi..., The Changing Lights, The Boy Next Door, Dreamsville, The Lyric, Let Yourself Go: Celebrating Fred Astaire, Close Your Eyes, Tenderly, Brazil, Breakfast on the Morning Tram, Dreamer In Concert, Love Is...The Tender Trap, In Love Again: The Music of Richard Rodgers, Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent Ao Vivo Comemorando os 50 anos de Marcos Valle, I Know I Dream : The Orchestral Sessions (Deluxe Version), Candid Moments, Collection III, Collection II, A Fine Romance, It's A Wonderful World, What the World Needs Now Is Love
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album


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1 Clint Eastwood, an avid fan, invited her to sing at his 70th birthday.
2 Sister of Penelope Kent
3 Sister of Debra Kent


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kurnaz - Fünf Jahre Leben 2013 PV2. Lake
Scene Stealers 2004 Caroline Kennar (young)
Richard III 1995 Ballroom Singer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brows Held High 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Richard III 1995 performer: "Come Live With Me"

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Burnside 2011 Video documentary short gaffer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Du côté de chez Dave 2015 TV Series Herself
Só Visto! 2013 TV Series Herself
Ce soir (ou jamais!) 2007-2013 TV Series Herself
Programa do Jô 2012 TV Series Herself
Chabada 2010 TV Series Herself
Breakfast 2008 TV Series Herself
Humphrey Lyttelton: The Jazz Musicians' Jazz Musician 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
Vivement dimanche 2004-2008 TV Series Herself
Children in Need 2003 TV Series Herself
Breakfast with Frost 2003 TV Series Herself
Parkinson 2000 TV Series Herself

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