Stacey Kent coming to Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 12:19 11 May 2013 | UPDATED: 18:35 11 May 2013

Stacey Kent will be performing at Campus West in Welwyn Garden City [Picture: Nicole Nodland]

Stacey Kent will be performing at Campus West in Welwyn Garden City [Picture: Nicole Nodland]

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ACCLAIMED singer Stacey Kent and her band will be performing live in Welwyn Garden City later this month.

YOU won’t need Tom Jones, will.i.am, Dan O’Donoghue or Jessie J to tell you this is the real thing.

If you’re looking for The Voice, you should go no further than Welwyn Garden City to hear Stacey Kent singing from the soul.

Internationally renowned, she tells us her musical stories with faultless phrasing and a lucid, enchanting voice.

The British Jazz Award winner and Best Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards calls into town on Friday, May 24 to play the Hawthorne Theatre, at Campus West.

Campus West has steadily been building a reputation as a good venue for jazz, and the appearance of one of the world’s premiere vocalists as a taster for the third annual Herts Jazz Festival later in the year can only cement that status.

Born in New Jersey, Stacey has nonetheless got a strong British following, having been championed by such greats as Humphrey Lyttelton.

Once a regular at Ronnie Scott’s, she went on to take Europe by storm, signing to Blue Note records and releasing platinum-selling albums in France and Germany.

Her style is in line with such luminaries as Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux and Diana Krall, but all her own.

She can go from smoky, late-night jazz to rousing renditions of the Great American songbook and excel at both, and her concert tours take in the famed Birdland in New York and major concert halls in Paris and Europe.

The last time she was in town, as part of an international tour two years ago, brought a sell-out house and a raft of good memories for the audience.

Tickets to see Stacey Kent and her band at the Hawthorne Theatre on Friday, May 24 are £25 (£22 in advance) and £21 with Zebra Card.

Visit www.hawthornetheatre.co.uk


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