Saturday, February 25, 2012
Marnie Kent Quintet 8.00pm tonight at The Ellington
Her mix of jazz originals and standards with a funky edge and her love of latin grooves make for an eclectic cross section of styles.
With her roots firmly in Jazz, it is easy to recognize her love of pop, blues, r’n'b and latin rhythms. Her sound is warm and rich, her style exciting and dynamic.
Her experience, confidence and dynamic stage presence make her an enticing performer.
For the past 16 years Marnie has played in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast and to international audiences in Singapore, China and Japan.
She has performed at the Kiama Jazz festival (NSW), Wangaratta International Jazz Festival (VIC), Sanctuary Cove Festival of Jazz (QLD), River Festival (QLD) and Fremantle International Jazz Festival(WA).
The mood and repertoire reflect Marnie’s musical taste, delving into New Orleans, Blues and swing. Her scat solos add a contemporary jazz edge as she melds her vocals with the horns. With an awesome band, electric solos and a great vibe, this album will excite jazz lovers.
Marnie Kent has supported Concerts featuring Kenny Burrell, Dale Barlow, Paul Grabowsky, Frank Bennett and Grace Knight and has played residencies in many of Perth’s venues for the past 10 years.
“I consider Marnie to be one of the few genuine singers with a truly creative edge. I have seen Marnie develop both professionally and artistically over recent years, her dedication to her craft is without question.” Helen Matthews.
“One outstanding quality about Marnie is that she is audacious, and because of this, she is versatile. It is not uncommon for Marnie to be singing jazz one night and fronting her own funk soul unit the next week. Marnie will try anything. She personifies the the indelible Australian quality of: “avagoyamug”,, which means quite simply: “go for it”. We’ll all be hearing more about Marnie Kent. Don Gomes.
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