"Ms. Kent embodied the essence of saudade as persuasively as any of her Brazilian idols. As she threw back her head and crooned softly, you had the sense of a woman with nothing to protect, living in the moment and dreaming out loud.’ - Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Her voice is sometimes a whisper, sometimes a confiding murmur, sometimes an exhilarated exclamation; but whatever the idiom or the mood, individual listeners frequently feel that Stacey’s music was intended for their ears only." -- Bang & Olufsen Magazine
Her most recent release, “I Know I Dream: The Orchestral Sessions”, (Okeh/SONY) has received glowing reviews, including a coveted five stars in Downbeat, won ‘Album of the Year” in the vocal category at the 2017 Jazz Japan Awards, and was described by All About Jazz as “intoxicating understatement at its finest..one more jewel in a discography with many, it's one that deserves singling out for its luster.”
Raised on the east coast of the USA, this comparative literature graduate with a musical bent, travelled to Europe to further her studies. After receiving her degree from Sarah Lawrence College in NY, through a series of twists of fate, she found herself in London where she enrolled in a graduate music program at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and where she met her future husband and musical partner, Jim Tomlinson.