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Havana Carbo

Born: February 22    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

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
ALL recordings AS A LEADER Album Name = PHANTOMS OF LOVE Label - MODL Year- 2010 TRacks - 13• 1. TARDE TRISTE/2. THE SHINING SEA/3. POINCIANA/4. TRES PALABRAS/5. POSSSESSO/6.CANTO TRISTE/ 7.QUE RESTE T'IL DE NOS AMOURS/ 8. RETRATO EM BRANCO E PRETO/ 9. LA VALSE DES LILAS/ 10.ADIOS FELICIDAD/11.LLANTO DE LUNA & NOSOTROS/ 12.MAYBE SEPTEMBER/ 13.EPILOGUE// Personnel: DARIO ESKENAZI, pno,keys, arr.& prod.1,2,6,7,9, 12.// ORIENTE LOPEZ, pno.on 4,5,10,11,13...flute on 1,3,6,9,arr &prod 4,5 & 11b -Nosotros. VINCE CHERICO - drms & perc on all but LLANTO DE LUNA & EPILOGUE. OSAR FELDMAN - alto & tenor sax 2,4,5,12. SEAN SMITH - acoustic bass on 2,4,9,10,12. LEO TRAVERSA - electric and fretless bass - 1,3,6,7. PABLO ASLAN - acoustic bass, 5. JOHN PEZANELLI - guitar 3. HELIO ALVES, pno. 8 NILSON MATTA acoustic bass, 8, 11b. LINO FERNANDEZ - perc.4,10, GABRIEL MACHADO - perc. 11 ___________________ Album Name - THOUGH A WINDOW...LIKE A DREAM Label - MODL Year - 2007 Tracks - 15 • 1. PECADO/2. LOS OJOS NEGROS/3. NUAGES/ 4.DREAM WALTZ/5. DESEJO/ 6.ACARICIAME/ 7 SOLAMENTE UNA VEZ/ 8. SIEMPRE EN MI CORAZON/ 9.NOCTURNAL/10. INVITATION/ 11.A ILHA/12. PRA D IZER ADEUS/13. LA LPUERTA/ 14.DREAM WALTZ/ 15. AY AMOR// Personnel/Instruments: DARIO ESKENAZI pno, arr. for 1,6,9, 10,13,15, asst/producer; ORIENTE LOPEZ pno, flute, accordion, arr. 5,8,11; HELIO ALVES pno; NILSON MATTA bass; VINCE CHERICO drms; GENE BERTONCINI gtr; ROMERO LUBAMBO gtr; GABRIEL MACHADO perc. HAVANA CARBO vocals, arr. 2, 7, comp 3 & 14, producer. _______________________________________ Album Name - LUNA DE VARADERO (reviewed by Dan McClanaghan for All About Jazz) Label - CAP Year - 2004 Tracks -13 • 1.ACERCATE MAS/2. NO ME PLATIQUES MAS/ 3. MOON AND SAND/4.I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY/5.AQUELLAS PEQUEñAS COSAS/6.LUNA DE VARADERO/7.ATRAS DA PORTA/8.CONTIGO EN LA DISTANCIA/9.I WISH I KNEW & IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS/10. THE WIND/11. BONITA/12. PARIS/13. NO DEJES QUE TE OLVIDE// Personel - DARIO ESKENAZI - piano, arr.all exc. 9& 12. NILSON MATTA - ac. bass onall but 12 & 13 VINCE CHERICO - drms = all but 12 & 13. HAVANA CARBO - vocals, arr.9; c oomposer 12. __________________________________ Album Name - ..So I'll Dream You Again Label - CAP Year - 1997 Tracks - 15 • 1.Murmullo/2.Total/ 3.Haunted Heart/4.Chovendo Na Roseira/ 5.Olvidame/ 6.Estate/7.Te Volvere a Soñar/ 8.Seashell/ 9. Noche Cubana/10.Desvelo de Amor/11.Inolvidable/12. O que Tinha de Ser 13. Si Me Enamoro/14. Fotografia/ 15. Funny Little Dream// Personnel/Instruments: John Di Martino - pno 1,3,5,7,8,10,11,12,15. Helio Alves - pno 2,6,9. Nilson Matta - ac. bass - all but 3,10,12. Oscar Feldman, alto sax ad flute. Diego Urcola - flugelhorn Paul Ricci - guitar Valtinho - percussion Ed Uribe - percussion Chocolate Armenteros - trumpet 5 & 11. Havana Carbo - arr 7, 8,10,15- composer/lyricist 7, 8,15. _______________________________________________ Album name:STREET CRIES Label - SoulNote year -

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