Stacey Kent is one of the most famous vocalists who has interesting timbre of voice and who sings jazz. With the release of the first solo album “Close Your Eyes” in 1997 critics announced the new jazz star with clear, captivating voice and with the skills of phrasing and unique style that joined sensitivity and sophistication. Her covers of standard songs “Great American Songbook”, Brazilian repertoire and songs of Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Antonio Carlos Jobim all have the characteristic modern contribution made by Stacey Kent.

Real success came with the release of her sixth album “Breakfast On The Morning Tram” (under the name Blue Note label), Autumn 2007, which was sold worldwide in 300 000 copies. France was a special place for Stacey Kent: the sale of her album  – 150 000 copies – broke the record. She also went on a tour for which tickets were completely sold out. Moreover, in the spring of 2009 she was awarded an order –  the Ordre National des Arts et des Lettres – by the French minister of culture. It was already visible on the album that she loved France as she included few songs from the French repertoire there: “Samba Saravah” and two covers by Serge Gainsbourg.

On the last album “Raconte-moi” Stacey came back to the classics of French music, rediscovering such music artists as Barbara, Paul Misraki, Georges Moustaki, Henri Salvador, Michel Jonah, Keren Ann and Benjamin Biolay. In addition there are original works of young talented musicians there: Claire Denamur, Pierre-Dominique Emilie Burgaud and Satta, whose debut single is the song “La Vénus du Mélo”.

Time: 24.10.2011 8 p.m.

Place: Sala Koncertowa Radia Wrocław


Source: Ethno Jazz Festival

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