The star of singer Stacey Kent is rising in the British jazz scene. She is often compared to a young sparkling Billie Holiday or a young Ella Fitzgerald, in 2001 and 2002 she won a BBC Jazz Award and has her own radio show at BBC Radio 3. This vocalist, born in New York and now operating from London, is no longer a secret hidden from the world. Her name, now closely interwoven with that of the generation of songwriters who wrote songs for Broadway in the twenties and thirties, is heard everywhere. For with her clear and tender voice she can color jazz songs in a dynamic swinging and playful fashion. Like on the album In Love Again where she carefully explores the works of American composer Richard Rogers, accompanied by her husband and musical partner, tenor sax player Jim Tomlinson. Her latest CD SK Collection is a kind of compilation album of beautiful recognizable interpretations of the Great American Songbook. At the North Sea Jazz we will make the acquaintance with her unique performance for the first time.