Born: September 20, 1962
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....
- Common Thread: Amanda Carr and the Kenny Hadley Big Band by Nicholas F. Mondello
- Soon by Nicholas F. Mondello
- Tender Trap by Michael P. Gladstone
“...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...