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Carol Sloane

Carol Sloane was born to Claudia and Frank Morvan on March 5, 1937, in Providence, Rhode Island, the older of two daughters, but she never lived in that city. Instead, she spent her happy childhood in the small town of Smithfield, just a few short miles north of the city. Her parents worked steadily through the years of World War II in the textile mill near their home. Carol was the lucky member of a large family of cousins, aunts and uncles who all possessed natural singing voices. Only one uncle ever received formal musical education, and he played the tenor sax. Carol and Ed DrewIn 1951, her Uncle Joe arranged an audition for her with a society dance band led by Ed Drew, and she began singing the stock arrangements of popular hits of the day each Wednesday and Saturday night at Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet Ballroom, located in Cranston, Rhode Island. In 1955, Carol married a Providence disc jockey named Charlie Jefferds, and almost immediately, the couple found themselves at Fort Carson, Colorado where Charlie endured the rigors of basic training followed by a one-year obligatory tour of duty in Germany

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Something Cool - Celebrating Carol Sloane

Read "Something Cool - Celebrating Carol Sloane" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Women's History Month continues with new releases from saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, vocalist Jay Clayton, pianist Nuphar Fey and guitarist Pat Metheny, with birthday shout outs to vocalist Carol Sloane in the first hour (pictured), along with Nicki Parrott, Rachelle Garniez, Billy Childs, Carole Bayer Sager, Tomoko Ohno, Anat Fort and Eric Comstock, among others.

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Never Forget to Say Thank You

Read "Never Forget to Say Thank You" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This week we feature Grammy nominees and finalists from the Hot House/Jazzmobile NYC Readers Jazz Awards, a new release from Alice Ricciardi and Pietro Lussu, plus birthday shout outs to June Christy, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mandel, Etta Jones, pianist Geoffrey Keezer and Michelle Ann May of Musique Noire, among others. Playlist Musique Noire “Pretty ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

That Special Time of Year

Read "That Special Time of Year" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast gets into the swing of the season, which includes holiday releases by Duchess and Laura Dickinson plus a new recording by pianist Kelly Green, with birthday shout outs to Gloria Lynne, Etta Jones, Arthur Schwartz, Johnny Mandel, June Christy and Hoagy Carmichael, among others. Playlist Geri Allen “In Appreciation" from Geri Allen ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Thanksgiving Birthdays and Holiday Jazz

Read "Thanksgiving Birthdays and Holiday Jazz" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

An assortment of Thanksgiving-inspired jazz to whet your appetite and get your gratitude on, with birthday shout outs to Mose Allison, Rickie Lee Jones, Johnny Mercer and Sheila Jordan, plus a preview of who's performing in NYC for the holidays. Playlist Jen Hodge “The Swamp Bucket Challenge" from All's Fair in Love and Jazz ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Rebecca Parris: 1951-2018

Read "Rebecca Parris: 1951-2018" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

You'll happen my way on some mem'rable day And the month will be May for a while... I was never fortunate enough to have met Rebecca Parris in person; but, I was fortunate enough to live in and be a part of the musical universe that surrounded her. That universe was created ...

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92Y Jazz In July Festival 2016 Season: July 19-28

92Y Jazz In July Festival 2016 Season: July 19-28

Bill Charlap, Artistic Director. Featuring: Harry Allen, Gene Bertoncini, Anat Cohen, Freddy Cole, Jimmy Greene, Jon Gordon, Dick Hyman, Jon-Erik Kellso, Jeremy Pelt, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Renee Rosnes, Carol Sloane, Rossano Sportiello, Warren Vaché, Steve Wilson and More Single Tickets from $52 / Age 35 and Under- $25 212.415.5500 92Y’s 32nd annual Jazz ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

West Coast Release Party For "The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story"

West Coast Release Party For "The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story"

Author Gregg Akkerman will be launching the release of his new book, The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story (Scarecrow Press, 2012), on the West Coast at a reading event in San Diego, California. The release marks the long-overdue biography of a vocalist best known for his eponymously titled album with the intrepid saxophonist John Coltrane ...

Hush-A-Bye

Label: Justin Time
Released: 2010

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview: Carol Sloane (Part 2)

Interview: Carol Sloane (Part 2)

No matter how hard singer Carol Sloane worked in the late 1950s, the odds of becoming a nationally known big band singer were against her. Younger audiences no longer found romance in the songs of Tin Pan Alley, and fewer adults were going out to hear music let alone dance. Touring with a big band, even ...


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