OFFBEAT JAZZFESTIVAL BASEL 23
STACEY KENT & BAND
The critic Gilles Tordjman once wrote that Brazil is not a nation, but "a region of the heart, where everything seems to ring to the tune of a stronger and more accurate vibration ". This is a phrase that Stacey Kent
could undoubtedly make her own.
At the age of 14, the American singer discovered the endless charm of the album Getz / Gilberto, a historic meeting of jazz and bossa nova, after which nothing would be the same. In the course of a musical journey that wandered freely through the free spaces of jazz and song, Brazil became more than a country in her eyes: a kind of internalized poetic horizon, a chosen country on an intimate level, adapted to the proportions of her soul, her singing and her inspiration. Whether she celebrates them literally with covers of Tom Jobim, Sergio Mendes or Luiz Bonfá, or evokes the spirit through the finesse of her performances, Stacey Kent has never loosened the emotional ties that bind her to Brazilian music. A perpetual student, this well-informed polyglot with a degree in Comparative Literature has followed her passion to the point of learning Portuguese and taking an interest in the cultural and political history of the giant Auriverde.
She enchants her growing number of fans not only with her gorgeous, cool-decent appearance. Her finely nuanced voice and her sublime song interpretations also make Stacey Kent an exceptional phenomenon among the great jazz singers.While she used to be infatuated with the singing of Sinatra and Nat "King" Cole, she gradually expanded her repertoire: Songs from the "Great American Songbook" were joined by chansons and bossa novas, which simply fit Stacey Kent perfectly.
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