PLEASE NOTE: This is a Thursday Night concert 8:00 PM start (Doors open at 7:00 )
Don Heckman at the Los Angeles Times says: “Welsman is that rarest of discoveries: a fully formed artist with the musicality, imagination and looks to cruise to the top of the jazz vocal genre.”
The Jazz Room is delighted to welcome Carol Welsman to our stage She is an internationally acclaimed singer and pianist whose expressive vocal styling and dynamic stage presence have captivated audiences around the world. She has sold over 60,000 CDs in Canada alone, something few jazz/pop artists in Canada have experienced. She has released 12 CDs to date, and 6 have received Juno Award nominations. She delivers a mix of American Songbook classics and original compositions in a style that ranges from sensuous and warm to infectiously energetic.
Her passion for jazz led her to Boston’s Berklee College of Music in the 80s, where she majored in piano performance. She later traveled to Europe, and studied voice with Christiane Legrand (sister of Michel) and teamed up as a songwriter with Romano Musumarra, writing lyrics for artists like Ray Charles, Pavarotti, Celine Dion and Nicole Scherzinger.
3 sold-out Japan tours with renowned clarinetist Ken Peplowski and Big Band paying tribute to Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee. Carol’s CD “Memories of You” won the Gold Award in Japan’s Jazz Critics’ Magazine in 2010, and over 60 concerts have been performed to sold out audiences in 1500 seat venues throughout Japan. Carol has enjoyed touring Italy, Brazil, and Canada as well as across the USA. She was invited to perform on “Larry King Live” for the 9/11/04 Commemoration, and Pop icon Celine Dion recorded Carol’s original song “Baby Close Your Eyes” on her “Miracle” CD (2004).
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