Working with an abundance of sounds and styles in her adventurous and curious manner, Jacqueline Kroft‘s unique approach to lyrical soundscaping provides unusual, eclectic compositions for her audiences to embrace.
With a classical piano background at the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music from the age of 10, Jacqueline grew up exploring jazz, soul, and pop, appreciating the welcome company of musicians like Bill Evans, Joe Williams, Betty Carter and Chet Baker. Born in Liverpool and growing up in Canada gave her the springboard to dive into her European tours and songwriting, working with artists like Nina Hagen and producer Manne Praeker from Sony and Warner Brothers.
Coming to Britain to record her Mermaids Live Inside album, she worked with and subsequently married the classical and film composer Geoffrey Burgon. Mermaids was a culmination of songs written in Canada and Europe that attracted enchanting musicians such as Geoffrey Burgon, Andy Partridge from XTC, Mo Foster from the Jeff Beck Band and producer of The Jam, Vic Coppersmith Heaven.
Having recorded six albums and three singles, a film score for Mr Right and the lyrics for the theme music to The Forsyte Saga sung by Bryn Terfel. Her songs have been used as the title music for Canadian interview TV series In the Mind of…, Riders and Rich Kids (ITV1), The Race (ITV2).
Her new, soon to be released album, Living with a Ghost, is a live recording with her band, The Sensations with cameo performances by John Giblin (Simple Minds, Kate Bush), Stuart Elliot (Alan Parsons Project, Kate Bush) and Robert Holmes ( Til Tuesday, Amie Mann) creating a passionate reflection about the ones we love.
Jacqueline will be giving a solo performance of her new album on the piano on Weds 31 May at The Verdict Cafe & Club – 21:45 £7(£3.50) [1hr 30m]. She looks forward to playing at the Brighton Fringe.
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