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.
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
Kristen, also a certified Sommelier, is is interviewed by New York Magazine and advises on wines for the big day.
– Present Futures, Moe Brooker 2006 Only with a knowing could he streak and scribble like that Perfect squares – beautifully blighted by clouds of color These aren’t the spatters and chaos of accident But a sage lover’s improvisations Spectral waves in vibrant intimacy rubbed squiggled and smudged Creation’s joy is in the making Formless
Kristen was honored to be among the 3 winners of this year’s Jazz Forum Arts Vocal Competition. The winner’s concert was held at the Master’s School in Dobb’s Ferry, NY on July 9th where the winners performed with a trio led by David Janeway. Kristen closed the concert with her rendition of George Michael’s “Faith”. http://jazzforumarts.org/
It’s no secret that slugging chardonnay can give a performer some gumption before taking to the stage. However, liquid courage is not the subject of this particular blog post. As much as I love both drinking and singing, I don’t pursue them simultaneously; any attempt I have made to sing under the influence has resulted