The 37th Annual Folly Jazz Series presents
Saturday, February 22nd at 8 PM
JazzTalk at 7 PM with Dan Thomas
Fresh from a worldwide tour on the back of the success of her award-winning album, I Know I Dream, (Jazz Japan Awards, ‘Best Vocal Album of 2018’), The Folly Theater is thrilled to present Grammy-nominated Stacey Kent, with a program of Bossa Nova, jazz standards and original songs by Jim Tomlinson, Cliff Goldmacher, and Nobel Prize-winning author, Kazuo Ishiguro. Her unique interpretative gift makes even the familiar sounds fresh and the new sound familiar.
Over the span of her career, Stacey has won a host of honors and awards, achieving album sales in excess of 2 million, with Gold, Double-Gold and Platinum-selling albums that have reached a series of No. 1 chart positions. What makes her unique, however, is the clarity of her voice and the intimacy she creates, making each member of her audience feel that she is singing just for them. As the legendary three-time Oscar-winning songwriter, Jay Livingston, wrote of Stacey, “Stacey Kent is a revelation. There is nobody singing today who can compare with her. She has the style of the greats, like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. And she sings the words like Nat Cole – clean, clear and almost conversational with perfect phrasing. And that’s as good as it gets.”
“Thoroughly captivating… Her voice has a startling clarity, turning phrase after phrase with subtlety and an impeccable feel for the music.” Billboard Magazine.
“Stacey Kent’s mezzo-soprano voice is a beautiful instrument for offsetting orchestral accompaniment, a fact that I KNOW I DREAM illustrates well. The orchestra, a 52-piece London studio assemblage, has a lushness that would smother Nelson Riddle – yet Kent cuts through it effortlessly.” – Michael J. West, Downbeat Magazine
Stacey Kent – Vocals
Jim Tomlinson – Saxophone & Flutes
Art Hirahara – Piano
Tom Hubbard – Bass
Anthony Pinciotti – Drums
Tickets are $20, $30, $40, and $55
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This performance is a part of the Folly Jazz Series. You can see the full series line-up here.
Saturday February 22, 2020
$20, $30, $40, & $55
The Folly Theater
300 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Ticket Office 816.474.4444