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New Single "Feelin' Alright" - #1 on Jazz Radio France
New Album "Velours"
Best 50 Albums of 2016 – SoulTracks
Top 5 Albums of 2016 – West Coast Music Radio
Top 5 Songs of 2016: “New York City Streets” – West Coast Music Radio
Love Enough for a Lifetime - #1 on iHeart Radio
Wheels on a Train
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New York City Streets (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Supernatural Thing (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Beating In My Heart (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Get Funkay (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Supernatural Thing – Live at Joe’s Pub
Powerhouse recording artist VALERIE GHENT is a New York singer, songwriter, producer, keyboard phenomenon who wows audiences with her emotive, evocative voice, piano chops to match, and “soul-stirring, uplifting songs full of vitality and joy.” An outstanding live performer, Valerie weaves together blues, soul, R+B, jazz and pop. With her stunning 3 1/2 octave range, listeners are treated to soulful, romantic, highly melodic music rendered with passion, undeniable skill and a mighty heart.
Longtime keyboardist/vocalist with music legends Ashford & Simpson Valerie toured with Debbie Harry (Blondie), and performed/recorded with artists as diverse as Dr. Maya Angelou, Billy Preston, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Defunkt. Valerie has produced five albums, including Day to Day Dream, which launched her #1 hit song on iHeart Radio, Love Enough for a Lifetime. Her album Velours, recorded in NYC and France, was named Soul Tracks Top 50 albums of 2016, plus launched the hit song & video, New York City Streets, hailed by critics as a “New Anthem for NYC”. Valerie tours and records in France several times each year. Her popularity in Europe resulted in the release of The French Sessions, her first album on a French label, and her electrifying single Feelin Alright hit #1 on Jazz Radio France. Valerie’s recent collaborations include duets with French-Vietnamese dan tranh master Tri Nguyen and rap Italian artist The Bumo Sugo.
“Ghent, herself, is a vocal phenomenon…she has the professionalism and rippling, effervescent energy of a top pop/rock star.” – NY Cabaret Today
“Ghent sings from the guts. Her contralto rises with the smooth momentum of something out of NASA.” – Woman About Town
“Valerie Ghent – a “kick butt” artist… That kind of quality never really goes out of style.” – Soul Tracks
“‘New York City Streets’ Luther meets Ashford & Simpson with a driving piano lead, bringing back those inimitable Chic and Luther Vandross moments in the super-slick hook, supported by a cool horn section. A real gem!” – Gina Loves Jazz (Velours)
“New York City Streets… a new anthem for NYC” – YN
“Ghent’s vocals are timeless” – Neufutur
“Valerie Ghent, la Dame de New York – Il est rare de trouver une voix aussi singulière et une maîtrise du rythme aussi pertinente.”- La Marseillaise
“It’s not simply Valerie Ghent’s exploration of genres that shows her versatility – it’s her emotionality, vast range & vocal prowess, along with the backing of top musicians that make this a solid album with wide appeal!” – Wouter Kellerman (Velours)