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
On seeing Annie Ross at the Metropolitan Room Going to see Ms. Ross a on a snowy even in January was one of those experiences that reminded me of the difference between good and great – the difference between someone expertly executing music someone who has simply become the music. Ms. Ross is the latter,