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Kristen Lee Sergeant

Kristen Lee Sergeant is jazz vocalist with effervescent energy, musical intensity and dramatic flair. Marrying the musicianship of a jazz artist with the craft of an actress, Sergeant is a performer of imagination and heart. Her 2016 debut, Inside Out, received critical acclaim, most notably the distinction of a Critic’s Pick mention in DownBeat Magazine. The anticipation is palpable for her sophomore record, Smolder, which will be released in February of 2019 (Plastic Sax Records.) Bob Blumenthal, Grammy® award winning author, writes: “A special singer can evoke a thermometer’s span of temperatures while sustaining a singular fire within. Kristen Lee Sergeant is special.”

The electric connection between Kristen and her audience carries over to her recorded work. When Inside Out was released, DownBeat praised her “buttery to deliciously tart” vocals and “dramatically fresh arrangements.” JAZZIZ writes “she never sacrifices jazz content on interpretations of tunes from evergreens to ‘80’s pop classics.” Jay Edwards of WCLK-Atlanta speaks of her “effervescent spirit which injects the lyrics with new life.” Bob Blumenthal notes her “superior intonation and control, an interpretive command that ranges from defiance to gentility, a willingness to take risks with harmony and rhythm, the freshness of her arrangements, synchronicity with her accompanists, and the manner in which all these elements yield a supremely musical package.”

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Kristen Lee Sergeant
Birdland Theater
New York, NY

Discography

Smolder

Smolder

Plastic Sax Records
2019

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Inside Out

Inside Out

Whaling City Sound
2016

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