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It's been a while since Michelle Carr has cut an album, but sometimes time is exactly what it takes to experience life in a way that nurtures new creativity and renewed life. For Carr, the time between the release of her debut album, Change, in 2005 and the release of Hollywood in 2011 has been filled with a great depth of emotion both joyous and sorrowful, and the result is an innovative sound that captures the rich variety of her passions and talents.

When her father passed away seven years ago, singing and songwriting took a back seat to a different kind of artistic expression: oil painting. The brush and canvas became her voice when no lyrics or melodies could be found. When she began singing and recording again several years later, the sound was increasingly diverse, based on her solid jazz background and rounded out with R&B and pop. She attributes this metamorphosis to working with her younger students, immersing herself in their favorite songs and styles. In writing for them and producing their albums on her label, Saltbox Records, she discovered an outlet for deep emotions in the combination of techniques.

Now Carr's got the recording bug back, and she's looking forward to a future of ever-increasing musical innovation for both herself and the artists on her label. Also in the works are more scores for theatrical and film productions. She looks forward to the future with the knowledge that her odyssey of creativity will continue to evolve with time �” time she plans to use to the absolute fullest.Next Performance at THE HIGHLINE BALLROOM Sunday, April 26th at 8:00PM


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Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

Please see www.juilliard.com/privateteachingdirectory

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Albums

Album HOLLYWOOD by Michelle Carr

HOLLYWOOD

Saltbox Records
2011

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