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MP3 Carol Welsman - Lucky To Be Me

Jazz with twist of pop-love songs

10 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Vocals, EASY LISTENING: Love Songs



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Carol Welsman

Carol Welsman is an internationally acclaimed vocalist and pianist whose expressive vocal styling and dynamic stage presence have captivated audiences around the world.

Achievements

•Has sold 60,000 jazz albums in Canada, a feat accomplished by few jazz artists

•Nominated for Best Keyboardist and Best Female Vocalist at the 2006 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards

•Nominated for Best Vocalist and for Best Original Composition “You take me away” at the 2005 Smooth Jazz Awards (Canada)

•Grammy Awards producer Pierre Cossette produced Carol’s newest CD/DVD project, “What’cha Got Cookin’?” on his new label Ludlow Music, to be released in 2006

•Featured performer on “Larry King Live” for the 9/11 Commemoration, 2004

•Four Juno Award nominations (Canadian Grammys) for her five CDs

•Featured artist in “The Language of Love” Documentary (1 hr.) aired on CBC Canada, 2005, with special guests Herbie Hancock, Djavan, ad Oscar Castro Neves

•Has written lyrics for various international pop stars including “Baby Close Your Eyes” recorded by Celine Dion on her 2004 “Miracle” CD, and for Ray Charles

•“This Lullaby”, a co-written composition, is licensed for a Samsung digital camera commercial in Korea, Ukraine and China

•Co-hosted the 2000 Billboard Jazz awards with Herbie Hancock on BET

Style

•Blending international rhythms and languages showcases her ability to cross musical boundaries while remaining within the jazz idiom

•Refreshing take on arrangements breathes new life into jazz and pop song classics, in a style that’s all her own

•Interpretations range from sultry and warm to infectiously energetic

•Vocals run the gamut from being hauntingly reminiscent of Peggy Lee, to swinging a la Ella

•Block chord piano/vocal improvisations set her apart in today’s jazz world

•Offers both standards and original compositions

•Performs a variety of shows ranging from Pops Symphony Orchestras to intimate cabaret settings

•Musical influences include Antonio Carlos Jobim, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, George Benson & Patti Austin.

Carol Welsman

Fun Facts

•Fluent in French, Italian and English, Carol also sings in Portuguese. Her unaccented delivery is both elegant and authentic.

•Sang her first song, “O my darlin'' Clementine”, at age one

•Has performed for such luminaries as President Bill Clinton, California Governor Gray Davis, Stevie Wonder and Gordon Lightfoot, to mention a few

•Has her own recording label in Canada, Welcar Music

•Elegant, six foot tall strawberry blonde… Tennis anyone?

Background

•Granddaughter of founder and first conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Frank S. Welsman

•Mastered violin, double bass and classical piano by the end of high school

•Attended Boston’s Berklee College of Music – majored in piano performance

•Studied voice in Europe with Christiane Legrand, sister of Michel Legrand

•English lyricist for the compositions of Romano Musumarra, producer/song-writer for such artists as Celine Dion, Ray Charles, Pavarotti, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Ginette Reno, Alessandro Safina and Chrissy Hynde

•Yamaha artist in Canada and the USA

•First foray into Smooth Jazz came in 2001 with the release of her CD “Hold Me”

Discography

•What’cha got Cookin’?, Ludlow Music 2005
•The Language of Love, Savoy, 2003
•Hold Me, BMG Music Canada, 2001
•Swing Ladies Swing, A Tribute to Singers of the Swing Era, Welcar, 1999
•Inclined, Welcar/Justin Time, 1997
•Lucky To Be Me, Welcar Music 1995


Recorded four of her CDs (Inclined; Swing Ladies, Swing, Hold Me, The Language of Love) in the Piano Soft Audio format for Yamaha Disklavier Piano, 2001 – 2003

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