Born and raised in Nebraska, one day Carolyn Lee Jones hopped on a bus with 21 suitcases and boxes, $200, her best friend and went to Dallas, Texas.
Bursting on to the music scene full time October 2008 Jones hasn't looked back! Carolyn Lee Jones’s influences and choices of genre are as broad as her vocal styling is rich. With influences ranging from Julie London, Anita O’Day and Shirley Horn to, Diana Krall and Laura Nyro, Carolyn Lee Jones is a melodic jazz-pop singer stylist who loves both jazz and modern music. An eclectic repertoire includes; beautiful renditions of the familiar standards from the Great American Songbook, vintage pop songs into the jazz context and new music.
Her musical journey began as a child while growing up in Nebraska. During her formative years Carolyn sang in her school choirs and studied voice. Both of her parents were gifted musicians. After graduation, the lure of a bigger city drew her to Dallas, Texas where she enjoyed a successful 1st career in retailing for luxury stores. Carolyn traveled the world and continued to seek out music related opportunities by producing and performing jazz shows while on the road. In 2008, she made the decision to pursue music full time as a vocalist and bandleader.
Carolyn performs with her stellar ensemble of musicians both publicly and privately. 2008 Recorded in New York City, her debut CD Bon Appetit! garnered excellent reviews. A very special guest, Bob Dorough makes an appearance playing swinging piano and singing with Jones on a new duet arrangement of his famous tune Devil May Care.