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Stacey Kent

Stacey Kent

Stacey Kent sings the great tunes from America’s classic songbook, and she does it because of her absolute love for the melodies and the stories that they relate. Working in this repertoire, in fact, is a compulsion for this self-proclaimed romantic, who is currently enjoying excellent reviews from her second recording, Love Is the Tender Trap, on the Chiaroscuro label.

She’s a bit unsure about calling herself a jazz singer, preferring instead to be known as a singer of great songs and a storyteller. “I’m not a scatter, and I consistently stay pure to the lyrics,” she says, “butthere is certainly a lot of jazz playing in my band. We groove together as one cohesive group.”

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