Updated: January 21, 2023
Born: October 30, 1950
She always wanted to be a singer and has proven that a "second act" is possible!
Bursting on to the music scene full time October 2008 Miss Jones hasn't looked back! Carolyn Lee Jones’s influences and choices of genre are as broad as her vocal styling is rich. With influences ranging from Julie London, Anita O’Day and Shirley Horn to, Diana Krall and Laura Nyro, Carolyn Lee Jones is a melodic jazz-pop singer stylist who loves both jazz and modern music. An eclectic repertoire includes; beautiful renditions of the familiar standards from the Great American Songbook, vintage pop songs into the jazz context and new music.
Her musical journey began as a child while growing up in Nebraska. During her formative years Carolyn sang in her school choirs and studied voice. Both of her parents were gifted musicians. After graduation, the lure of a bigger city drew her to Dallas, Texas where she enjoyed a successful 1st career in retailing for luxury stores. Carolyn traveled the world as a Buyer and continued seeking out music related opportunities. In October 2008, she made the decision to pursue music full time as a vocalist and bandleader.
Carolyn performs publicly and privately with her Fresh Vintage Jazz Ensemble & The Satin Dolls Band a stellar group of musicians. For More details visit the web site ! DISCOGRAPHY
2008 Recorded in New York City, her debut CD Bon Appetit! garnered excellent reviews. A very special guest, the late Bob Dorough makes an appearance playing swinging piano and singing with Jones on a new duet arrangement of his famous tune Devil May Care.
2013 The Performer, her 2nd CD, reflects an eclectic mix of songs, similar to many of her live performances, she takes the listener on a lovely journey. Whether it’s her sultry voice on the classics, new arrangements on straight ahead tunes or interesting Cuban tinged pop melodies, reviewers stated that this album is a winner.
2016 In A Long White Room, where classic vintage pop is united with jazz- tinged arrangements. 60's & 70’s favorites are renewed with swinging rhythms, straight ahead jazz & latin grooves, soulful & sultry ballads and a final touch of R+B.
2019 Close Your Eyes. The album is reflective of her various collaborations musically fro a simple trio to 8 pc little big band. Continuing with her Fresh Vintage pop and jazz repertoire, the songs are about love in its many forms. A highlight of the album is " I Was A Fool" a song composed by world class bassist arranger Johnny Pate ( 97 years young) given to her from Pate as he " thought it would suit her voice perfectly. "Read more
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September 2009 - Jazz Times - Christopher Loudon “Jones attacks each song with the vigor of a wildcatter yet maintains a dusky undercurrent that drips with sensuality."
December 2021 New Jersey Jazz Society -Joe Lang "Dallas-based vocalist Carolyn Lee Jones has produced a winner with Christmas Time Is Here (Catn’round Sound), a 12 song collection that avoids being a lot of the same old, same old. The arrangements by Brad Williams and David Pierce are nicely executed by a variety of musicians in combinations ranging from a quartet to a nonet that includes a three-piece string section. All in all, this is a wonderfully satisfying outing."
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