Liane Carroll has been a pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for over thirty-five years.
Born in London and raised in Hastings; from the beginning of her musical career at the age of fifteen, she has dedicated her life to creating a deep and abiding connection with audiences all over the world through her exceptional talent, versatility and ability to truly interpret a song.
Along the way she has collaborated with such diverse artists as Paul McCartney, Gerry Rafferty, Long John Baldry, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin OBE and drum and bass outfit London Elektricity with whom she headlined in 2016 at Finsbury Parks Hospital in the Park festival. She appeared with them again at Glastonbury Festival 2017.
Equally at home in intimate jazz venues and vast performance spaces, in the summer of 2016 Liane took part in the BBC Late Night Proms performing at The Royal Albert Hall with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra Of Scotland.
Liane is a great supporter of young and emerging artists and is much in demand by youth orchestras, ensembles and colleges for her inspirational approach to teaching. She runs regular workshops for aspiring vocalists at all levels of experience and teaches at the revered Guildhall School Of Music and Drama.
Roger Carey and Liane Carroll
As a recording artist Liane has gained much critical acclaim. Her four most recent
albums (Slow Down, Up and Down, Ballads, Seaside) all earned a four star review in The Guardian newspaper. Her latest release Seaside (Linn Records), homage to her life by the coast, is her third with Grammy nominated producer James McMillan of QuietMoney Studios and holds a coveted British Jazz Award for Best New CD (2015).
As well as Liane’s solo performances; her current projects include her Trio with her husband bassist Roger Carey and drummer Russell Field and a vocal trio with long time friends Sophie Bancroft and Sara Colman.
Winner: Best Vocalist and Best of Jazz – BBC Jazz Awards 2005
Winner: Musician Of The Year – British Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2008
Winner: Best Jazz Album of the Year – Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2012
Nominated: Best UK Vocalist of 2012 – Jazz FM Awards 2013
Winner: Best British Vocalist – British Jazz Awards 2013
Winner: Best new CD – British Jazz Awards 2015 (Seaside)
Nominated: Jazz Album Of The Year – Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2016 (Seaside)
Nominated: Vocalist Of The Year 2016 – Jazz FM Awards 2016
Winner: Best British Jazz Vocalist – British Jazz Awards 2016
BASCA Gold Badge Award for Services to Music – 2016
“She seems in some magical way to be made out of music”
“Deeply soulful, wonderfully honest”
“Liane Carroll doesn’t just sing jazz. She is jazz.”
Roger Odell, Roger Odell and Liane Carroll
Sunday 2nd September 2018 – TENOR MADNESS (saxes) will be at Jazznights
Featuring two great saxophonists Kevin Flanagan and Colin Watling, Tenor Madness is a Battle Of The Saxes where everyone wins! With a repertoire drawn mainly from the famous Blue Note era, they explore the recordings of Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter and other legends from the 50’s and 60’s
THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights, Admission £10. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music 7.30 – 10.00 pm.
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