Carol Fredette Carol Fredette

“Carol Fredette is everything you need in a jazz singer. She thinks, swings and phrases like a creative instrumentalist, yet her way with words captures the essence of a lyric,” says critic Dan Morgenstern, one of her many fans. Her deep expressive voice, strong sense of swing and charismatic presence have wowed audiences, critics and fellow musicians the world over. Fredette’s reputation has continued to grow as a fine educator, vocal coach and record producer.

As a kid growing up in the Bronx, Carol was weaned on the music of Chet Baker, Stan Kenton and Frank Sinatra. Barely 18 and fresh out of Florida State University, where she sang regularly with the college jazz band, she hit New York and immediately landed a gig at Greenwich Village’s infamous Page Three. At “The Page,” Carol formed close relationships with Sheila Jordan and Dave Frishberg, which have lasted to this day. Around the same time, she worked opposite Bobby Short at The Arpeggio and when Carol auditioned for the Sal Salvador band at Basin St. East, she was hired on the spot. She then toured country-wide with his 17 piece band which included Eddie Gomez, Mike Abene, and Ronny Cuber. Stints with Larry Elgart and Neal Hefti followed and eventually Carol started touring with her own bands -- one of which included guitarist John Scofield. This led her to headline as a solo performer across three continents.

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Albums

Album No Sad Songs For Me by Carol Fredette

No Sad Songs For Me

Soundbrush Records
2014

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Album Everything In Time by Carol Fredette

Everything In Time

Soundbrush Records
2009

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