Press

For “Inside Out”

Critic’s Choice, 2016 in DownBeat Magazine

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, DownBeat Magazine

“She’s got a clear and flexible voice…She gets clever as she saunters through a hip read of the famous Police Song “Every Breath You Take” and gets luscious on an enticing “Old Devil Moon.”…this lady is a vamp – and I like it!” – Jazz Weekly

“Kristen Lee Sergeant is a new voice and it is a good one – able to take harmonic leaps and be subtly seductive on INSIDE OUT…More please.” — Cadence Magazine

“There’s no question that the jazz vocal market is a very crowded one, with singers who range from “wanna-be” to “stellar”… Kristen’s voice puts her at the very top of the Stellar category. It’s been a good while since I’ve heard such a lively and enchanting performance of this classic tune; her spirit just shimmers with the energy of total life.” Improvijazzation

“Sergeant never sacrifices jazz content in her interpretations…she brings energy and drama to her version of Frank Loesser’s “Never Will I Marry.” She’ll surely expand her audience beyond the 212 and 718 area codes.” – JazzIz Magazine

In Performance

“Celebrating the release of her debut recording, Inside out, vocalist Kristen Lee Sergeant gave a wonderfully effervescent performance at Birdland…the two other people at my table were seeing Sergeant for the first time, and both came away impressed, and looking forward to seeing her again. That is quite a recommendation from two sophisticated listeners.” Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz

Contest

Winner, Jazz Forum Arts Vocal Competition 2014