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”Lynn is scholarly in a completely relaxed way and often powerfully expressive” John Clare, Metropolitan Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald 03

With a voice described as 'vibrant and beautiful' (SMH), Caroline Lynn's background in jazz and improvised musics, classical voice, Indian vocal techniques, folk and medieval music colour her interpretaion of both traditional and contemporary material. Her extensive performance career has spanned the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Shanghai.

Caroline was born and raised on the UK/London jazz and festival scene of the early 90's, immersed in the buzz of a multicultural city and its music. She studied jazz at the Guildhall but was always drawn to the experimental free scene and multicultural music. She worked closely with anglo-french pianist Tristan Harris who also walked the line between jazz and free, guitarist Lazar der Gregorian, a capella folk group Incantata and Paul Malsom in Trium which was the vehicle for their original compositions and explorations into more global soundscapes.

Moving around a bit before arriving in NZ where she is now based, she first emigrated to Australia. Her move to Sydney facilitated her specialisation in aspects of world music tradition, and she continued to develop her concept, taking studies in medieval music (Sydney University) and Indian raga with sarod player Ashok Roy and vocalist Ketke Dongre. Her work found fruit in an invitation to the Jazz India Vocal Institute in Mumbai, where she studied raga and Indian vocal techniques with guru Dhanshree Pandit Rai - also performing for the Australian High Commissioner’s inaugural reception and gigs around Mumbai and New Delhi.

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Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals



Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


Caroline currently teaches jazz voice for the University of Auckland. 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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Album Caroline Lynn by Caroline Lynn

Caroline Lynn

Newmarket Music



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guitar, acoustic
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