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Grammy Award-nominated Stacey Kent heads for The Courtyard
1:00pm Friday 25th May 2012 in Music & Dance
GRAMMY-nominated jazz singer Stacey Kent, who performs at The Courtyard next Thursday, May 31, counts some very big names among her fans.
Clint Eastwood invited her to sing at his 70th birthday party and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler has listed her among his favourite singers.
A chance meeting in Oxford with saxophonist Jim Tomlinson (now her husband) sparked a mutual desire to pursue their love of music together.
After a year’s study at the Guildhall School of Music, Stacey set about honing her skills on the London scene together with Jim.
Famed for her peerless interpretations of the Great American Songbook, but equally adept singing in French or Portuguese, Stacey’s beautiful tone and wonderful phrasing bring a fresh beauty to everything she sings and she sings from the soul.
Three-time Oscar-winning songwriter, Jay Livingston, said about her: “Stacey Kent is a revelation. There is nobody singing today who can compare with her. She has the style of the greats, like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. And she sings the words like Nat Cole – clean, clear and almost conversational with perfect phrasing.
And that’s as good as it gets.”
Stacey Kent is at The Courtyard at 7.30pm. To book, call the box office on 01432 340555