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.”
Bobby Reed, Editor
Sergeant takes your breath away as an effervescent spirit whose superb vocals and phrasing inject the lyrics with new life.
Jay Edwards, JazzTones Host
She never sacrifices jazz content on interpretations of tunes from evergreens to ‘80’s pop classics.
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.
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!
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.
On the Birdland debut performance:
Wonderfully effervescent…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.