International Jazz Vocalist & Pianist
Carol Welsman is an internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist and pianist whose expressive vocal styling and dynamic stage presence have captivated
audiences around the world.
Carol, whose grandfather was the founder and first conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, sang her first song, 'O My Darlin' Clementine,' at age one. By the time she finished high school she had mastered the violin, bass and classical piano before going on to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Carol is fluent in 4 languages. Her wealth of musical exposure gives her jazz interpretations a unique signature sound.
Welsman's numerous achievements include the receipt of six Juno (Canadian Grammy) Award nominations. Her 2008 recording 'I Like Men - Reflections of
Miss Peggy Lee' was voted a Top 5 Album of the Year by USA Today. A follow-up album, Memories of You - A Tribute to Benny Goodman, released in Japan that same year featuring clarinetist Ken Peplowski, won a Gold Award and garnered Carol three sold-out Japan tours. She describes her latest (and eleventh) album, 'Alone Together,' as her 'truest to the jazz art form to date.'
Carol has also enjoyed a successful songwriting career, having written lyrics for songs recorded by such artists as Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Ginette Reno, Alessandro Safina, Ray Charles and Celine Dion.
Carol is an extraordinarily talented musician and one of finer vocalists and pianists on the scene today. She performs worldwide from trio to symphony
orchestra, and has charmed such luminaries as President Bill Clinton, California Governor Gray Davis, Gordon Lightfoot and Stevie Wonder. Read more...