Carol Albert

Instrument: Piano

Born: August 8

A rural town like Hiram, Georgia may not seem a likely start or an international recording artist, but that is exactly where Carol Albert's music talent emerged. In early childhood, Carol loved nothing better than to share the piano bench with her beloved grandmother. “My grandmother lost an arm to cancer, so she played the bass with her left hand and taught me to play the treble with my right. She also composed songs in her sleep and taught them to me. In sharing her melodies, my grandmother imparted her love for me as well as her love of music.” As her music appreciation grew, so did Carol's aptitude for classical piano. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Georgia State University, and then embarked on a career in which she has left her mark nationally and internationally.

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While her eclectic career and compositional magnificence as a recording artist and international performer has inspired fans throughout the world for years, Carol Albert is emerging now as an essential artist of our time because she dares – on her current single “On My Way” – to hope and inspire in an age where it’s easy to become pessimistic. Perhaps the most amazing thing about her uplifting, passionately jazzy and percussive anthem is that she wrote it long before we collectively needed it at this moment. With its sassy horns (arranged by co-producer Trammel Starks), playful melody and exotic rhythms, she’s also able to extend the pop-jazz meets world music vibe of her Brazilian tinged 2016 airplay sensation “Mas Que Nada.” Even if the words she sang weren’t so inspiring and necessary, it’s also great to hear her soaring, sensual vocals, both wordless and not – which are as inviting as her piano and synth melodies and bright improvisational runs

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