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Brenda Carol

A major jazz singer and educator based in Toronto, Brenda Carol has built an important career that has touched the ears and hearts of a countless number of listeners and young singers. Her open-minded approach has found her often interpreting songs drawn from the rock, pop and folk music worlds, transforming them through improvisations and arrangements into jazz without losing their essence, while also performing her own highly personal versions of jazz standards.

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”Brenda Carol is one of the finest jazz vocalists singing today.” - Lee Prosser, JazzReview.com

“Jazz musicians who also have roots in progressive rock, especially the music of Yes, seem a very unlikely prospect, but with vocalist Brenda Carol, pianist Stephen Gardner, and their group ClaireVoyance, this is what we have, and it works beautifully. Make no mistake, this is a “real” jazz group, using acoustic instruments,... and not playing fusion or any of that watered-down “cool” stuff.” - Bill Martin, associate professor of philosophy, DePaul University, Chicago author of Music of Yes and Listening to the future

“This bright new singer is a welcome addition to the Canadian jazz scene and carries on the tradition of such luminaries as Chris Connor and June Christy

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Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

Toronto, ON

Willing to teach

Beginners

Credentials/Background

* Bachelor of Arts, Psychology York University, Toronto, ON Canada

* 28 years of formal and private study: vocal, guitar, theory and piano.

* Instruments: voice, guitar, clarinet, flute, tenor saxophone, piano, and percussion.

Professional Experience:

* Producer and professional recording artist - Independent Releases: "brenda carol" 1998 and "Live At HotHouse Cafe" 2000 (see discography)

* Songwriter, music composer, artistic director, musician, event organizer.

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Discography

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