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The Carolina Moon Jazz Group are an exciting group of superbly talented jazz artists which features the dynamic partnership of vocalist Carolina Moon and Roger Manins on tenor saxophone.

Playing fresh arrangements from an eclectic and versatile songlist of over 300 songs, their program includes classic jazz standards and soul searching love songs from the American Songbook, flavours of elegant French chanson and earthy Spanish and Latin American rhythms, to cutting edge contemporary jazz repertoire.

A native UK-er, Carolina (aka Caroline Lynn) first began singing on the London jazz scene of the early 90s. She moved to Australia in '95 where she met partner, New Zealand's superb saxophonist Roger Manins. East of the Sun is their first release together.

The musicianship on this recording is outstanding and Caroline shows her ability to interpret some exceptional contemporary material with some classic love songs and French chanson in a way that is at once fresh, musical and modern.

The Carolina Moon Jazz Group are:

Carolina Moon vocals Roger Manins tenor sax Kevin Field piano Nigel Gavin guitar Olivier Holland bass Ron Samsom drums
Caroline Lynn is a NZ based vocalist, commended in cities around the world for her voice, expressive style and her ability to cut to the heart of a lyric. An accomplished jazz vocalist in her field, she incorporates a range of popular and traditional musics into her repertoire

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”...a consummate vocalist who must rank as one of the best in Australasia. Carolina.. has a flawless vocal range and brings to each song a freshness of approach so different from most singers. Her interpretations are spacious, musically interesting and totally absorbing as she uses her voice like a musical instrument to weave in and out of the music with beautiful improvisations.”
Angela Crawford Wanganui Jazz Club 7/07


Even more New Zealand jazz. And different again.

Moon began her career in London more than a decade ago, moved to Australia (where as Caroline Lynn she won considerable media praise) and then came to New Zealand

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Primary Instrument

Band/orchestra

Location

Auckland

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Caroline currently teaches jazz voice for the University of Auckland and MAINZ. Her teaching credits include New Zealand School of Music, Wellington, New Zealand Jazz Foundation, The Sydney Conservatorium, The University of Western Sydney, The Australian Institute of Music, The Musicians Institute, London A holistic teacher, the basis of Caroline's voicework is centred in the Alexander Technique, and the Linklater tradition

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Albums by Carolina Moon Jazz Group

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