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Carmen Rothwell

Carmen Rothwell is a person who plays bass and lives in New York City.

Her first 24.5 years of life were spent in Seattle, where she ate and slept and did most of her homework and always made sure to play with her cats. She also played bass with a variety of excellent people, mostly jazz-ish or improvised- type music but sometimes other things too. Through college and beyond, she gigged often with the various bands/projects that she was in with her friends. Some of those bands (such as Tyrant Lizard and The Sky is a Suitcase) still play and record! Carmen also got to play with many of the non-millennial musicians who were on the scene in Seattle or just passing through, including Cuong Vu, Bill Frisell, Billy Hart, Ted Poor, Wayne Horvitz, and Wally Shoup.

She moved to NYC in September of 2016, where she has been working on maintaining her person-ness. New and exciting musical things include a trio called Scree, a solo project called Parenthetical Girl, and gigs with David Murray, Andrew D’Angelo, and others.



Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Dizzy Atmosphere:...

Greenleaf Music


Lose My Number

SteepleChase Records


Samba de Beach

From: Lose My Number
By Carmen Rothwell

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