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THE SOCIAL EDGE INTERVIEW: SINGER STACEY KENT

by Gerry McCarthy

Stacey Kent with husband Jim Tomlinson
Stacey Kent with husband Jim Tomlinson

Stacey Kent is an award-winning singer with six best-selling albums. She won the 2002 BBC Jazz Award for "Best Vocalist."

     A native of New York, some of Kent’s albums include: In Love Again, Close Your Eyes, The Tender Trap, and Boy Next Door.

     The Lyric is Kent’s latest album. On the album she collaborates with her husband Jim Tomlinson –who is a saxophonist. I reached Kent in New York City to speak about her work and new album.

Gerry McCarthy: I understand The Lyric was "Album of The Year" at the 2006 BBC Jazz Awards this past July.

Stacey Kent: Yes –we’re so thrilled.

GM: Congratulations.

SK: Thank you.

GM: When is the album available in the United States?

SK: It’s released on September 12. It was released in Canada earlier. It makes the rounds according to when we’re touring –and we come to America in October.

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