This is a beautiful timeless mix of American Song Book Classics with Symphony Orchestra. It is very rich musically.
My lifelong dream was to sing with a symphony orchestra. I am lucky that my grandfather, Frank Welsman, is the founder and first conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. I thought it would be wonderful to dedicate this album to him and also pay tribute to the sinegr who influenced me to sing jazz. They are showcased on this CD. Enjoy!
Carol Welsman is an internationally acclaimed singer and pianist whose expressive vocal styling and dynamic stage presence have captivated audiences around the world. She has sold over 60,000 CDs in Canada alone, something few jazz/pop artists in Canada have experienced.
Fluent in French and Italian in addition to her native English, Carol blends languages and rhythms with a versatile repertoire including swing, samba, R & B, pop and jazz. She delivers a mix of American Songbook classics and original compositions in a style that ranges from sensuous and warm to infectiously energetic.
Winner of the 2005 “Pianist/Keyboardist of the Year” Award, and nominee for “Best Female Vocalist” at the 2006 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, Carol is riding a new wave of success. She has released five CDs to date, and four have received Juno Award nominations, the Canadian equivalent to the Grammy Awards.
Carol is a newcomer on the American Jazz scene, and one not to be missed. Pierre Cossette, renowned producer of the Grammy Awards, produced Carol’s latest project, a CD/DVD “What’cha Got Cookin’, which will be released in 2006.
Granddaughter of the founder and first conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Carol was born with music in her soul. Carol’s passion for jazz led her to Boston's Berklee College of Music in the 80s, where she majored in piano performance. She later traveled to Europe, and studied voice with Christiane Legrand (sister of Michel) and teamed up as a songwriter with Romano Musumarra, writing for artists like Ray Charles, Pavarotti, and most recently Celine Dion.
2004/2005 highlights include touring Japan, Italy, Brazil, and Canada. Carol was invited to perform on "Larry King Live" for the 9/11/04 Commemoration, and Pop icon Celine Dion recorded Carol’s original song "Baby Close Your Eyes" on her "Miracle" CD. A Documentary showcasing Carol’s career features performances with special guests Herbie Hancock, Brazil’s Djavan, and Oscar Castro Neves (producer of Carol's CD, 'The Language of Love"), and it continues to receive rave reviews.
Don Heckman at the Los Angeles Times says: "Welsman is that rarest of discoveries: a fully formed artist with the musicality, imagination and looks to cruise to the top of the jazz vocal genre.” Audiences and fellow musicians agree, Carol is an extraordinarily talented musician and one of the finer vocalists and pianists on the scene today.