A star of jazz vocal, American Stacey Kent is noted for her perfect phrasing and enchanting voice. Following on her Festival de Jazz en tournée engagement in 2011, she returns with the aptly titled new album The Changing Lights. After serenading us en français on Raconte-moi… in 2010, this time Kent explores one of her favourite genres, bossa nova, bringing a gentle finesse to the sound with her musicians, Jim Tomlinson (sax, flute, guitar), Graham Harvey (keyboards), Jeremy Brown (bass) and Josh Morrison (drums). Superb. The evening begins with Quebec pianist and composer Emie R Roussel’s dynamic jazz proposition.