Coastal Music brings two special events to the south
Renowned jazz vocalist Stacey Kent at The Old Market, Hove
Tuesday 16th November
Stacey Kent was born in America but grew up in France. She has had many honours and awards bestowed upon her alongside Gold, Double Gold and Platinum selling albums. But amongst these I was fascinated to discover she was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Minister of Culture in 2009, which shows how much she is valued internationally.
The award’s purpose is the recognition of significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the propagation of these fields and the awardee must have contributed significantly to the enrichment of the French cultural inheritance.
One thing I like about Stacey’s style is she sings the songs ‘straight’ with no hint of clever vocal gymnastics, and yet communicates the song and lyrics perfectly.
As part of her worldwide tour, Stacey returns to the UK with her 5-piece band for a very select number of 2021 dates. Stacey’s visit to The Old Market in Brighton will see her performing music from her most ambitious album to date, her first ever full orchestral album of brand new material ‘I Know I Dream’, alongside a collection of numbers from her previous albums, including the Grammy nominated ‘Breakfast on the Morning Tram’.
Visit www.theoldmarket.com for further info.
Ministry Of Sound Classical with Special Guest DJ & Host Danny Rampling at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill – Friday 26th November
Ministry of Sound’s first ever fully produced classical music show, and alongside the orchestra will be special guest live vocalists and a performance from DJ Danny Rampling – one of the original founders of the UK’s rave/club scene. The show spans chart-topping albums with huge tracks getting a never-heard-before classical remake, and so expect to hear many iconic club favourites.
Pictured at top: Classical Ministry of Sound, photo © Sarah Koury www.kouryvindaloo.com