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Havana Carbo

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: February 22    

Havana Carbo

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
• 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... with a rare degree of taste...thoroughly delightful CD” Ken Dryden, All Music •”...achingly beautiful.” Nate Guidry, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette •”...“ Carbo can evoke the atmosphere of a smoky back alley bar as easily as that of a sophisticated club on the Lido. A master of musical understatement and subtlety, she becomes one with the impeccable musicianship of the ensemble of prominent musicians with whom she performs.” Richard Peaslee, 2007 • “ Like Dietrich, Carbo’s endowed with a remarkable ability to simultaneously sound dreamily passionate and drowning in ennui.” Jazz Times • “Sublime singer... #1 Female Jazz Vocalist of 2004 “ A. DeSouteiro, La Tribuna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil •”...Carbo smolders...”http://www.jazzweekly.com/reviews/hcarbo_through.htm • “Carbo’s voice has a rich timbre combined with a directness and a remarkable feeling of intimacy and restrained passion”. Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz •Terrific, an effortless sounding voice...warm as heated cognac, magic... ”Bronwyn Mills, The Valley Advocate, Mass. • “Havana stepped up to the microphone and the magic began... Sunday Observer, Jamaica W.I. •“…her velvet voice parades throughout your body...her music subtly reminds her listener that she has lived in every lyric and every note... writes bone shattering poetry.” Joanna Rudnick, the Artful Mind, Ma •“ A deep, powerful voice...in the Gilberto tradition she creates a kind of a hush around her lyrics...” Michael Ullman, High fidelity Magazine
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    Phantoms of Love

    MODL
    2010
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    Luna De Varadero

    CAP
    2004

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