Music Works International Teams With Award-Winning Vocalist Stacey Kent
International booking agency deepens its global influence
Boston, MA | September 16, 2019 — Music Works International, the industry leader in the development of jazz, world, blues, and roots touring artists further strengthens international collaborations with new signing.
Award-winning vocalist Stacey Kent joins the MWI touring roster. With a captivating vocal style, the GRAMMY nominated jazz vocalist has sold more than 2 million records worldwide. With 800,000-plus monthly listeners on Spotify, her 2017 release, I Know I Dream: The Orchestral Sessions (OKeh/SONY), has received over 20 million streams and was awarded Jazz Japan Award for ‘Best Vocal Album’. Released to glowing reviews, Downbeat Magazine gave it five stars; All About Jazz called it an “intoxicating understatement at its finest..one more jewel in a discography with many, it’s one that deserves singling out for its luster.” With 12 albums to her credit, Stacey Kent embodies the modern jazz singer.
A sublime interpreter of the Great American Songbook as well as Chanson, Bossa Nova and original songs, Stacey’s repertoire extends well beyond her jazz roots. A french-speaking Grandfather introduced the young Kent to wonders of poetry which led her to a degree in comparative literature at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. A chance meeting in Oxford with Jim Tomlinson took her down a musical path and to the Guildhall School of Music where her love of poetry continued to drive her artistic vision. Kent’s collaborators include the Nobel Laureate, Kazuo Ishiguro, who has written lyrics for her since 2006. Stacey is a truly international artist who has graced the stages of over 50 countries across 6 continents.
She serves as an expert tour guide through songs of love, moments of nostalgic reflection, and expressions of joy. Her voice can act as a ray of sunshine or a consoling hand, but above all, it serves as a mirror for the heart. – All About Jazz
“Collaborating with an artist of Stacey Kent’s caliber is significant. She is a valuable asset to our international roster,” says Music Works International’s Katherine McVicker, adding, “As we enter our fifth year as an agency, our team is dedicated to being a global influence and introducing our artists to new audiences.” MWI represents Stacey Kent Worldwide excluding North America and Asia.
About Music Works International
Founded by industry veteran Katherine McVicker in 2014, Music Works International collaborates with the world’s finest musicians, promoters, and venues to develop tours that expand audiences, artists, and markets through continued expansion into new international territories, and cultural partnerships. MWI is home to global touring artists to include Taj Mahal, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride, Lizz Wright, Dianne Reeves, Branford Marsalis, Vijay Iyer, Kurt Elling, Ambrose Akinmusire, Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward, Linda May Han Oh, Jon Cleary, Roosevelt Collier, and Bokanté. Download current roster (pdf).
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