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Carol Kidd

Born: October 19, 1945    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Carol Kidd

Carol Kidd MBE

Biography

Carol Kidd is acknowledged in jazz circles as ‘Britain's finest ballads singer' Jazz Review. She has secured the Best Vocalist title at the British Jazz Awards on four separate occasions and, in 1998, received the MBE from the Queen for Services to Jazz.

Over a 25 year period, she has released seven studio albums and a ‘Best of...' compilation for Linn Records. In 2008, she has returned to the recording arena, following a seven year hiatus, with Dreamsville (AKD 325)- an exquisite album of hand-picked standards and self-penned songs which was ‘Recommended Release' on BBC Radio 2 (Russell Davies Show)....
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Awards:

Four times winner - Best Vocalist, British Jazz Awards Best Album - "Dreamsville", Scottish Jazz Awards 2009 Best Album - "The Night We Called it a Day", British Jazz Awards Best International Vocalist, Cannes International Jazz Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007 Nordoff Robbins 1998 - MBE for Services to Jazz
A throat kissed by angels” The Herald

“One of the best singers I have heard” Ronnie Scott

“Carol Kidd is the best kept secret of British jazz” Frank Sinatra

“Her control is thrilling....she is world class” Cleo Laine

“Her discography stands up as one of the strongest ever British contributions to vocal jazz” Jazz Review

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