Our Editor

image

Matthew Ruddick

Editor
Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
  • 1
Stacey Kent is a Grammy nominated, platinum-selling American jazz singer and recording artist. Kent was born in South Orange, New Jersey and attended Newark Academy in Livingston, New Jersey. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. She travelled to England after graduation to study music at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she met saxophonist Jim Tomlinson, whom she married in 1991. In 2017, Stacey recorded her twelfth solo album - and second for Sony - I Know I Dream: The Orchestral Sessions. It is her first album with orchestra, comprising 58 musicians, arrangements by Tommy Laurence, covering music from The Great American Songbook, French Chansons, songs from Edu Lobo and Antonio Carlos Jobim from Brazil, and further original songs from Jim Tomlinson with songwriting partners Kazuo Ishiguro and Cliff Goldmacher. 

Additional Info

  • Authors Ranking Authors Ranking
Published in Interviews
Stacey Kent's Brazilian exploration continues

Additional Info

  • Authors Ranking Authors Ranking
Published in Gigs

Our Contributors

image

Rob Mallows

London Jazz Meetup owner and fan of ‘plugged in’ jazz.
 
image

Erminia Yardley

Freelance journalist & writer. Jazz mad. Art lover. Photography freak.
 
image

Simon Cooney

By day a full time Londoner in tv news. By night jazzaholic

 

image

Fernando Rose

I love my jazz and I bless the funk. I play percussion for all and sundry and go by @Mr Cool.
image

Hilary Robertson

Jazz-obsessed freelance writer and saxist.

 

image

Grae Shennan

Laboratory scientist with a love of evolving music that defies boundaries.