May we present: this year’s Big Band singer

After two rounds of closely-contested auditions for the post of singer with the University Big Band, we’re delighted to announce that it’s Steph Richardson who will be gracing the stage with the band throughout this year.

First lady of jazz: Steph Richardson

Steph is a Music Scholar at the University, in her third year reading Drama. She sings with (and has conducted) the University Chamber Choir, and has been a regular performer at the Jazz @ 5 series. Added to which, she has begun a three-part harmony group here at Kent called The Canterberries and is also conducting the student-led group, Sing!

She has always been active in her musical interests, performing with amateur dramatic companies, and is the lead singer of a small jazz band in Berkshiren and she is delighted to have been given the amazing opportunity to sing with the Big Band this year.

Steph’s lyrical, warm-toned singing will be familiar to anyone who has ever been to a ‘Jazz @ 5’ gig over the the past two years, and we’re very excited at the prospect of her performing with the Big Band: watch this space!

Photo: Mick Norman

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