Stacey Kent Trio will present ‘Songs From Other Places’ on November 5th at the Queen Elisabeth Hall
After her last show in 2019, Stacey Kent returns to the Queen Elisabeth Hall on November 5th with saxophonist/composer/arranger Jim Tomlinson and pianist Art Hirahara, to present the album ‘Songs From Other Places’. Tickets will go on sale on Friday April 28th at 11 AM.
‘Songs From Other Places’ is a captivating and eclectic collection of voice and piano duets which originated when ‘I Wish I Could Go Travelling Again’, written for her by Nobel Prize-winning author, Kazuo Ishiguro and Jim Tomlinson, was the most requested song during 2020 at the height of lockdown. A remote recording project spawned an album and now a hugely successful worldwide touring project which brings Stacey together with her two closest and longest running musical associates.
The repertoire of ‘Songs From Other Places’ is an exploration of the themes of place, belonging, and the transformative power of travel. It includes songs by Paul Simon, Jobim, Weil & Gershwin, Lennon & McCartney, Stevie Nicks, plus new Tomlinson & Ishiguro originals, all performed in Stacey’s intoxicating style and a fusion of Romance languages.
With over 2 million album sales, 400 million streams on Spotify and a host of awards including Best Vocal Album for ‘I Know I Dream’ (Sony) at the 2018 Jazz Japan Awards, a recent nomination for Best Vocal Performance at the 2022 Jazz Music Awards coming up in Atlanta, Georgia, Kent continues to grow as an artist and performer.
Kent has continued to pursue a frenetic recording and touring schedule. Her first album for Blue Note was followed in 2009 by the Gold-selling, all-French, 'Raconte-Moi'. She was invited to perform an all-French program at the Francofolies Festival and was awarded the Chevalier Dans L'Ordre Des Arts et Des Lettres. Her first ever live album, 'Dreamer In Concert' (EMI 2011), was followed by 'The Changing Lights' (Warner 2013), which more than any other album, reveals the ever-present influence of Brazil in Stacey's music.
“Some music seems fated to match a moment in time. ‘Songs From Other Places’ provides that level of sublime solace for ours... Stacey Kent’s clear-as-light vocals and Art Hirahara’s lyrical piano make their duo outing exactly “what the world needs now.” - JAZZ TIMES