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Queens Theatre Hornchurch
Grammy nominee presents night of smooth jazz
Multi-award-winning international singing sensation Stacey Kent returns to the Queen’s for a night of lilting jazz from her latest album on Sunday 22 June at 7.30pm.
Winner of the British Jazz Award and BBC Jazz Award for Best Vocalist and Album of the Year, Stacey will perform melodies from the newly-released The Changing Lights. Audiences will be blown away by this elfin singer’s heart-melting vocals!
The Changing Lights places Kent’s love for Brazilian music centre-stage, featuring Bossa Nova classics like How Insensitive, alongside originals by the song-writing team of Stacey’s husband Jim Tomlinson and acclaimed novelist, Kazuo Ishiguro.
Stacey’s repertoire and audience have expanded with every album. Her platinum-selling album Breakfast On the Morning Tram was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Vocal Jazz Album. Meanwhile, her follow-up albums Raconte-Moi and Dreamer in Concert have been released in nearly 40 countries worldwide – making her a truly international artiste.
Stacey’s limited number of UK tour dates will provide a rare opportunity to hear her performing tracks from the new album live in concert.
Stacey has performed in major venues and festivals all over the world and worked with some of the music industry’s most prominent players – she has dueted with folk singer Suzanne Vega and played with Humphrey Lyttelton to name just two.
She even counts some of showbiz’s biggest stars among her fans – Clint Eastwood asked her to sing at his 70th birthday party, Michael Parkinson and Sir David Frost invited her onto their shows while Aerosmith’s Steve Tyler surprisingly listed Stacey as one of his favourite singers!
Thanks to her many songs recorded in French, she enjoys a solid fan base in the country and was awarded the prestigious National Order of Arts and Letters from the French Ministry of Culture in recognition of her contribution to the arts.
“She has charm to burn, a smile that could give you hope in February and sings like nobody’s business”
The Wall Street Journal
Stacey Kent performs at the Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, on Sunday 22 June at 7.30pm. Tickets are £16 – £20. To book, call the Box Office on 01708 443333 or visit queens-theatre.co.uk. For more details, go to staceykent.com