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Carol Welsman

True to the theme of her new album, Carol Welsman’s travels these past few years have taken her everywhere from a performance in Marian McPartland’s “Friends” evening at Dizzy’s in New York to appearances such as “one of Oscar Peterson’s favorite singers” in the first of a six concert series paying tribute to the legendary pianist in Toronto. In 2011, the singer performed 18 concerts in Japan to a total of over 30,000 fans, mostly at venues holding over 2,000 people. Her gold selling Japanese only release Memories of You featured clarinetist Ken Peplowski and was voted the #1 album of 2009 by Jazz Critics Magazine

Dance With Me

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: You and the Night and the Music; A Taste of Paradise; Femme Fatale-Amor fugaz; Dance with Me; Time to Dance cha Cha Cha- Ya llego la hora; Yesterday-Como fue; Island Lullaby; I Think of You- Y hoy como ayer; I Won't Dance; Revelations; Yesterday I heard the Rain-Esta tarde vi llover.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Carol Welsman: Dance With Me

Read "Dance With Me" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Vocalist and pianist Carol Welsman always had an affinity for Latin rhythms and often included the element in her music. In fact, producing an album where the Latin side of jazz is the main focus has been a longtime dream that she finally fulfills on Dance with Me. The music is a delightful excursion into the ...

For You

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Five Women XII – Gabriele Trancina, Rondi Charleston, Julie Benko, Sarah Jerrom, Carol Welsman

Read "Five Women XII – Gabriele Trancina, Rondi Charleston, Julie Benko, Sarah Jerrom, Carol Welsman" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Gabriele Trancina Of Sailing Ships and the Stars in Your Eyes Rainchant Eclectic Records 2017 Polyglot would be an appropriate descriptor for a German-born, Parisian chanteuse, with Brazilian stylings, who is considered a cross between Ute Lemper and Tania Maria. This is what we have in Gabriele Trancina, whose fourth release ...

NEWS: RECORDING

6 Time Juno Nominee Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Piano/Vocalist Carol Welsman Turns To Social Media To Select Tracks For Forthcoming New Album "For You"

6 Time Juno Nominee Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Piano/Vocalist Carol Welsman Turns To Social Media To Select Tracks For Forthcoming New Album "For You"

In October of 2016, renowned promoter/producer Takao Ishizuka released the first solo piano/vocal album of 6-time Juno nominated jazz artist Carol Welsman in Japan. The album reached #5 on the Japan Jazz Chart, remained top 20 for four months and was the top #1 selling album for over five months at Yamano Music, Tokyo’s prominent jazz ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince, 2017 - Part 1

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince, 2017 - Part 1" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Part 1 | Part 2 Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince Port-au-Prince, Haiti March 4-11, 2017 Haiti: the only nation in the world established as the result of a slave revolt; home of Vodou. Haiti: poorest country in the Western Hemisphere; subject to devastating hurricanes and earthquakes. Most potential visitors ...

Alone Together

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Day By Day; It Might As Well Be Spring; Sand In My Shoes; My Ship; Alone Together; Disappointed; If The Moon Turns Green; You Taught My Heart to Sing; The Blues Are Out of Town; I didn't Know About You; Killing Time.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Carol Welsman: Alone Together

Read "Alone Together" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Canadian jazz pianist and vocalist Carol Welsman unveils her eleventh album as leader with the audacious Alone Together where she's never alone and altogether very spicy and splendid on vocals as well as on the keys. The album contains a superb selection of time-honored standards like Sammy Cahn's “Day By Day," Rodgers & Hammerstein's oft-recorded “It ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Chris Walden Big Band: Full-On!

Read "Chris Walden Big Band: Full-On!" reviewed by Jack Bowers

To say that Chris Walden's instrumental compositions and arrangements are the best part of his new big-band album, Full-On!, is not to dismiss the rest as less than adequate. Walden's charts for the ensemble, on the other hand, do provide much of the excitement in a session that is otherwise dominated by vocals (seven in all), ...


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