Aug 14, 2017 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

Soul Bag Live Review: Valerie Ghent in Paris – La Dame de Canton

Valerie Ghent La Dame de Canton, Paris 13e Soul Bag magazine has written about this New York-based artist several times in recent years. A musician and sound engineer, Valerie Ghent worked with Ashford & Simpson both on stage and in the studio for two decades, and continues to work regularly

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Jun 29, 2017 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

Var Matin: Valerie Ghent in Le Val

“Undulating and dynamic…a stunning presence on stage…astounding vocal range” A New Yorker in Le Val Friday night concerts have become a tradition in Gambetta Square. But this time it was a New York singer who presented her music. Backed by four talented musicians, herself playing synthesizer, she focused on original

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Jun 25, 2017 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

La Marseillaise: Valerie Ghent – La Dame de New York

“il est rare de trouver une voix aussi singulière et une maîtrise du rythme.” Rencontre ce mardi à l’Artea de Carnoux avec la chanteuse Valérie Ghent, une étoile montante du jazz. Française par sa mère, elle revient chercher ses racines en une tournée prometteuse d’émotions qui débute aujourd’hui. La commune de

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May 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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May 01, 2017 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

Valerie Ghent – The French Sessions: Digital Booklet

 Téléchargement Gratuit ! Affichez ou téléchargez le livret de l’album The French Sessions ! Les paroles, les crédits et des photos traduisant l’ambiance de ce nouvel album. CLIQUEZ sur l’image ci-dessous Free Download ! View and download the digital booklet for The French Sessions ! Lyrics, complete credits & photos

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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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