Boston born daughter of Big Band vocalist, Nancy Carr and trumpet player, Nick Capezuto, Amanda Carr is a multi-styled vocalist/pianist that, although began early on in the rock and pop genre has more recently focused on fresh interpretations of the Great American Songbook, following in her parent’s musical footsteps. For three decades she has recorded and performed internationally, adding her own musical gems as well which have received critical acclaim from a tough bevy of jazz reviewers including 4-stars from All Music Guide,Jazz Review.com donned her “…a first rate vocalist” and she was featured and praised by Nat Hentoff in a back-page story/article in the September 2007 issue of The Wall Street Journal. Among her many performances,she is currently starring in “A Tribute to Peggy Lee and Benny Goodman” with the Everett Longstreth Orchestra., starting an official U.S. Tour in 2008, traveling to various states and cities nationwide with this 14 -piece big band. Amanda frequently is the featured vocalist with The Artie Shaw Orchestra (led by Dick Johnson), Harry James Orchestra (Fred Radke) and has appeared with the Glenn Miller Band (Larry O'Brien). Boston based daughter of a big band vocalist and trumpeter (Nick Capezuto, most known for Herb Pomeroy Band), Amanda Carr is a multi-styled vocalist/pianist that began early on in her teens in the rock and pop genre, but has in recent years focused on fresh interpretations of the Great American Songbook, following in her parent’s musical footsteps. For over three decades she’s performed and recorded both in the U.S. and Italy. Both her and her CD’s have received critical acclaim from a tough bevy of jazz reviewers. Her 2005 recording, TENDER TRAP debuted on the National Jazz Charts at 55 and received 4-stars from All Music Guide. Her follow-up recording in 2007 was a feature story by Nat Hentoff in The Wall Street Journal which catapulted her to global exposure with sales and airplay. She’s also featured in Nat Hentoff’s upcoming Biography, “At the Jazz Band Ball: 60 Years on the Jazz Scene” due out in 2010 (Univ. of California Press) Among her varied performances, she stars in “A Tribute to Peggy Lee and Benny Goodman” a big band show that has travelled to various cities nationwide completing a 30-date 2008-09 touring season. Amanda has been featured with The Artie Shaw Orchestra, Harry James Band and has also appeared with the Glenn Miller Band among her many other guest vocal appearances.
“Many of the most resoundingly exciting sounds in music and joyous rhythms came from the big jazz bands. They are still alive in the new CD, “Common Thread’....” Nat Hentoff “...Common Thread is a class act... the complete package packed with local stars and stars-to-be, and not to be missed by any jazz fan.” Kevin Convey, THE BOSTON HERALD “... The swing is undeniable, her freedom around the beat, the aptness of her phrasing, her ability to blend with the other musicians.” Jon Garelick THE BOSTON PHOENIX WALL STREET JOURNAL “Amanda Carr, a true jazz singer in a time of wannabes