Born: October 19, 1945 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Carol Kidd MBE
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)....
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
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