Ted Nash & Kristen Lee Sergeant Relocate And Innovate With “Song Sessions” (BroadwayWorld.com feature) by Stephen Mosher Jun. 12, 2020 Watch this and future concerts, “Jazz & Juice” episodes and more at Kristen’s Patreon Page. When New York City was placed under an isolation order due to the current health crisis, jazz musicians
“Singer Kristen Lee Sergeant ’04 has both a full-bodied wine label and a full-throated jazz career.” read the article here!
“Oh my gosh. That was my immediate reaction to Kristen Lee Sergeant. Oh my gosh, oh my goodness, golly Moses, holy wow. OMG. Those are the thoughts that were going through my head as I watched the jazz set presented by Kristen Lee Sergeant and friends in the Birdland Theater.
Ted Panken sat down with Kristen to talk about Smolder, Two Notes, and her journey in jazz. Read below, or at this link:
Jazz vocalist Kristen Lee Sergeant opens her sophomore album, Smolder, with a track that nods to the aesthetic on her excellent debut, Inside Out. That 2016 album included jazz arrangements of the 1980s pop tunes by The Police, Tears For Fears and Modern English. Read Bobby Reed’s complete stellar review here:
To smolder is to find oneself in an unpredictable state. The heat is there, steady yet subtle, but its trajectory is unknown. Will fire regenerate and burst into a conflagration or diminish and die? The emotional tinder is ever-present, its ultimate destination never certain. This is the landscape that Kristen Lee Sergeant traverses, now throwing
Listen to Kristen’s sit down with Jay Daniels to discuss singing and “Smolder”.
Kristen has launched “Jazz & Juice“, a new web series featuring mini-wine lessons and interviews with jazz musicians over inspired oenological choices. Kristen explains: “This project is a fusion of my work in top restaurants as a sommelier, and my calling as a musician. I’m hoping to bring the wine and the artists I love
Kristen’s debut, Inside Out, has been singled out as a Critic’s Choice in DownBeat Magazine, 2016. “Dramatically fresh arrangements…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.” DownBeat
Kristen and Ted talk Two Notes, and finding good wine in a jazz club (sipping all the while.) Find the full article here or below.