“Some vocalists aspire to be jazz singers. Others claim the mantle but fall short. The lucky few, like Kristen Lee Sergeant, meet the challenge and merit the title.”
–  Bob Blumenthal

DownBeat Magazine Critic’s Choice Inside Out, Kristen’s debut, available now.

1.14.18

Upon realizing I had not registered for the Jazz Congress conference in NYC this week (and needing to get in in order to see a performance I was expected to attend) none other than the Marvelous Marilyn Maye ferried me past the reception table and invited me to hear her speak at a panel the next day. I’m so glad I heard her speak about performance and what’s more, show us how it’s done with her inimitable “Honeysuckle Rose”. She is such an inspiration of heart and panache and authenticity. As she said in the panel, “Sing to the audience, not for them.” I hope you get a chance to see her perform soon, and that I take to heart her example in all the singing I do now and in the future.

SHOWS

Dec 24
2017
Ogden Church NJ
10am

Nov 2nd
2017
Blue Fin W Hotel NYC
7:30 – 10:30
Nov 15th
2017
The Plaza Hotel NYC
8:30 – 11:30
Dec 7th
2017
Blue Fin w/Joe Cohn & Chris Smith W Hotel NYC
7:30 – 10:30

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Inside Out is a DownBeat Critic’s Choice!

Kristen’s debut, Inside Out, has been singled out as a  Critic’s Choice in DownBeat Magazine, 2016. “Sergeant puts her theatricality to superb use…Inside Out is a solid debut from a classically trained vocalist whose journey into the jazz realm has already yielded gems; we hope to hear more in the future.” – Bobby Reed