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Havana Carbo

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: February 22    

HAVANA CARBO BIO © 2010 • “Your singing is truly exquisite! Bravo!!!” Gabriel Yared, January 2010

Havana born, US raised, Cuban-American singer/composer HAVANA CARBO, née Gladys Lourdes Margarita Carbo Ramiro Garcia y de la Torre, received her MFA in Music Theatre composition from TSOA/M/T at NYU (‘93) and is a Yip Harburg Fellow. Formerly recorded on Soul Note, later CAP. Carbo now records on MODLmusic, her own label since 1985. At 3 she took to the piano and at 8 began formal lessons in Havana, where she was raised in an environment that celebrated music but viewed “nightclub” performing as inappropriate for a young lady...
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Awards

#1 Female jazz vocalist of the year - 2004,2007 "Arnaldo DeSouteiro, La Tribuna, intenational Jazz issue La Tribuna, Rio de Janeiro Brazil Phantoms of Love - CD of the month, JSR - ADeSouteiro, JSR Rio
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    Phantoms of Love

    MODL
    2010
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    Luna De Varadero

    CAP
    2004

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Phantoms of Love

MODL (2010)

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• Best Female Jazz Vocalist of 2007 ””Through A window...Like a Dream, “Top Vocal CD of 2007 - Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Tribuna Imprensa, Brasil Dec.2007- • “ Carbo is among the world's great singers...master storyteller... impeccable phrasing, a voice to remember.” Sun-Sentinel • “...Carbo infuses traditional Latin ballads with new musical meanings...” DownBeat • “Elegant, unhurried, utterly classy...very rich and rewarding album.” New World Music •”...top notch, pure music...unaffected by fashion or fad. A winner. ”www.midwestrecord.com/2007/05/10/051007/ •”...rare vocalist.....

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