Apr 21, 2017 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

Inspired Connections: Soul Bag Interviews Valerie Ghent

I had the great pleasure in December 2016 to have an interview with Nicolas Teurnier, editor & writer for acclaimed French soul magazine Soul Bag. I am happy to let you know  the interview can be found in the current issue of Soul Bag (April/May/June 2017). With Soul Bag‘s permission

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Feb 19, 2017 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

Velours – 50 Best Albums of 2016!

Great news! Our new album Velours is in the Best 50 Albums of 2016 on! “2016 had a lot of great soul music….” Check out the full list HERE. Thanks Chris Rizik, Howard Dukes and the groovin soul critics at SoulTracks! Congrats to all the artists – make sure

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Dec 15, 2016 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

Velours – 4 Star Review from Soul Bag (France)

Thank you Soul Bag for the phenomenal review of our new album, VELOURS!! English translation: Four years after the already very successful “Day To Day Dream” album, Valerie Ghent is back with her fourth solo record, recorded in the south of France and New York with excellent musicians (Pierre Sibille

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Apr 16, 2016 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

New Interview! Valerie Ghent Featured in Profiles in Art

Thanks to Westbeth for featuring me in their acclaimed “Profiles in Art” series. Valerie Ghent musician, singer, songwriter and producer A vibrant solo performer and multi-talented recording artist who also had a long working relationship with Ashford & Simpson. This in-depth interview by author Terry Stoller is the first time

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Mar 11, 2013 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

In the Studio with Nina Simone and Ashford & Simpson

Deeply honored. Humbled. Last fall, France’s noted blues/soul/jazz magazine, Soul Bag, asked me for an interview. They were curious to know if I would share a little bit about what it was like to work in the studio with Nina Simone, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson during the recording of

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Sep 12, 2012 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

REVIEW: Valerie Ghent for Funk, Blues & and Damn Good Time

  Valerie Ghent for Blues, Funk and a Damn Good Time Saturday, September 8th, 2012 by Alix Cohen Valerie Ghent makes you want to mooove. Heads bob, shoulders shimmy, feet tap. At the end, there’s irrepressible dancing in the aisles. Having spent years with Ashford and Simpson on keyboard and

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Sep 06, 2012 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

Boston Globe Arts Pick!

Delighted that our show this Saturday is an Editor’s Arts Pick in The Boston Globe! Our thanks to James Reed! NYC SONGWRITER’S BEAT A long-running New York City acoustic series travels to Boston, courtesy of its founder, Valerie Ghent. Also appearing are local artist Thea Hopkins, fresh off a victory

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Aug 05, 2012 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

NYC’s Music Machine, Valerie Ghent – Interview with Pens Eye View

Tremendous thanks to Richie Frieman for this great interview for Pens Eye View. We did the interview about Day to Day Dream while I was in Beijing, China, earlier this spring. Am thrilled he loves the record! “a fantastic new record…a musical mix from a groovy singer-songwriter. Get into it

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Jun 24, 2012 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

Day to Day Dream CD Review: 3+ stars from SOUL BAG!

 Thrilled to receive 3+ stars from France’s most prestigious soul/blues magazine, Soul Bag. VALERIE GHENT DAY TO DAY DREAM SOUL A few tasty excerpts: “Ghent has become a prominent figure in NYC’s soul scene…Producer, singer, pianist, songwriter, Valerie Ghent is clearly in the lineage of (Valerie) Simpson.” “Surrounded by an

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Jun 20, 2012 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

Day to Day Dream: Great CD Review from BALLnROLL!

BLOGS/TRENDZ Review: Day To Day Dream Valerie Ghent’s latest solo album skips lightly between soul and jazz, r&b and funk. Moving between R&B, jazz and soul seems effortless for smoky-voiced Valerie Ghent, who has been steeped in the stuff since her days as a keyboardist and recording engineer for New

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