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Carol Sloane

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: March 5, 1937    

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....
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Awards

2006 BackStage Bistro Award for Outstanding Achievement, Major Jazz Engagment; 2008 NightLife Award for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist, Major Jazz Engagement
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    Hush-A-Bye

    Justin Time
    2010
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    Dearest Duke

    Arbors Records
    2007
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    Something Cool

    ChoiCe/Candid
    2003
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    I Never Went Away

    Justin Time
    2001
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    The Songs Ella & Louis Sang

    Justin Time
    1997
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    The Real Thing

    Justin Time
    1990
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    Live At 30th Street

    Justin Time
    1962
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Dearest Duke

Arbors Records (2007)

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Carol Sloane, “Dearest Duke” (Arbors): The other outstanding vocal album of the year is Ms. Sloane's latest and most heartfelt collection of Ellingtonia. The nod almost went to Andy Bey's new Birdland set, but the presence of the brilliant clarinetist Ken Peplowski on every track puts Ms. Sloane over the top. -Will Friedwald, The New York Sun, Dec. 28, 2007

The Washington Post, December 25, 2007

“DEAREST DUKE”

Carol Sloane

Jazz singer Carol Sloane has been perennially underappreciated during her long, uncompromising career. She sings with a rare maturity and grace and has dozens of excellent recordings, yet she is little known outside a small circle of admirers.

Sloane has often recorded the music of Duke Ellington, including a full album in 1999 (”Romantic Ellington”), but her most recent effort reaches a deeper, more profound level...

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