Described by All About Jazz as “intoxicating understatement at its finest…one more jewel in a discography with many, it’s one that deserves singling out for its luster,” Stacey Kent’s most recent release, I Know I Dream: The Orchestral Sessions, (Okeh/SONY) won Album of the Year in the vocal category at the 2017 Jazz Japan Awards.
With a catalogue of 11 studio albums including the Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated Breakfast On The Morning Tram (EMI/BLUE NOTE 2007), Kent has graced the stages of more than 50 countries over the course of her career. She paid her dues in the jazz clubs of London, before releasing the first of a series of 6 albums, Close Your Eyes (1997), for the Candid label. Her second album, The Tender Trap (1999) brought her to the attention of jazz audiences in the US when CBS Sunday Morning and NPR’s All Things Considered featured her. Let Yourself Go, a celebration of Fred Astaire was released in 2000, Dreamsville (2001) led to Stacey being awarded the Jazz Vocalist of the Year in the BBC Jazz Awards.
Her ability to communicate emotion through a nuanced and minimalist approach was showcased on Jim Tomlinson’s album, The Lyric (Token) which was awarded Album of The Year at the 2006 BBC Jazz Awards. This album brought her to the attention of Blue Note records with whom she signed in 2007. 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.
Unique to this year, we have introduced a new way of seating at Cafe Stritch events. Please use the chart below to assist you in determining where you would like to sit. The numbered circular tables are the “Reserved Tables” and seat a maximum of three people per table. The “General Admission (GA)” seating is not reserved, and seats are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis the day-of the concert.