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Hailey Tuck

Thursday 23 Aug 2018 7:30pm

Snape debut for jazz’s rising star

A young American jazz singer with a uniquely captivating voice that sits somewhere between Billie Holiday, Regina Spektor and Ella Fitzgerald. Hailey Tuck’s story sounds like a far-fetched film script. A teenager from Texas takes off for Paris with her college fund and a dream of becoming a jazz singer. Her eagerly-anticipated debut album for Sony – Junk – is inspired by the great divas of the 30s and 40s, and features songs by artists as diverse as Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Pulp and The Kinks. With a lively, natural stage presence and music as playful as it is provocative, as witty as it is world-weary, this is an evening in the company of one of jazz’s new-found stars.

‘The soul of a Jazz Age libertine’

Entertainment Weekly

 

Read her interview with The Times here.