Christmas Time is Here (Candid Productions)

Stacey Kent

Released in 2020

Jazz FM 20 Contemporary Christmas Jazz Albums




Stacey Kent (born March 27, 1968 in South Orange, New Jersey) is a Grammy-nominated American jazz vocalist, who debuted in 1997 with Close Your Eyes. Kent attended Newark Academy in Livingston, New Jersey. She graduated with a Degree in Comparative Literature from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and moved to England after her graduation. While studying at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she met tenor saxophonist, Jim Tomlinson, whom she married on 9 Aug 1991.

Track Listing:

1. Sleigh Ride 03:14

2. Christmas Time Is Here 03:46

3. Winter Wonderland 03:03

4. The Christmas Song 03:53


Stacey Kent: vocals

Art Hirahara: piano

Tom Hubbard: bass

Anthony Pinciotti: drums

Ron Affif: guitar

Recorded at Acoustic Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY

Producer: Token Productions

Mixing and Mastering Engineer: Curtis Schwartz

Recording Engineers: Jim Tomlinson, Michael Brorby


American vocalist Stacey Kent’s brand-new holiday EP features four fresh recordings of Christmas classics. Among them is this slow-burning performance of Christmas Time is Here that’s perfect for sitting by the fireplace and watching the snow fall.

Adam Feibel (JAZZ.FM91)