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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
Recording artist VALERIE GHENT is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer, keyboard phenomenon from New York City. An outstanding live performer, Valerie weaves together blues, soul and jazz into a breathtaking tapestry of “soul-stirring, uplifting songs full of vitality and joy.” With a stunning, evocative 3 1/2 octave vocal range and piano chops to match, Valerie treats listeners to soulful, romantic, highly melodic music rendered with passion, undeniable skill and a mighty heart.
Longtime keyboardist/vocalist with music legends Ashford & Simpson has worked with music luminaries and icons including Debbie Harry, Nina Simone, Billy Preston, Dr. Maya Angelou, Sir Cliff Richard, Roberta Flack among many others. As solo artist Valerie has produced five albums, including Day to Day Dream, with her #1 hit song, Love Enough for a Lifetime. Her album Velours, recorded in NYC and France and named Soul Tracks Top 50 albums of 2016, launched New York City Streets, hailed by critics as a “New Anthem for NYC”. Valerie tours and records in France several times each year, where her electrifying single Feelin Alright hit #1 on Jazz Radio France. Her popularity in Europe resulted in the release of The French Sessions, her first album on a French label. Valerie’s recent collaborations include duets with French-Vietnamese dan tranh master Tri Nguyen and Italian rap 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)