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.
Granddaughter of the founder and first conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Carol was born with music in her soul. Carol mastered the violin and bass before finishing high school. Her 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 lyrics for artists like Ray Charles, Pavarotti, Celine Dion and Nicole Scherzinger.
She has released 12 CDs to date, and 6 have received Juno Award nominations,. One of her career highlights include over 20 Pops symphony performances with prestigious symphonies across North America. She has enjoyed touring Italy, Brazil, and Canada as well as across the USA. She 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 (2004).
As well as her 6 Juno Award nominations, Carol has received a number of awards including Vocalist of the Year in the 1996 National Jazz Awards, Distinguished Alumni Award from Berklee College of Music (2002), Pianist & Vocalist of the Year at the 2006 and 2008 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards.
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.
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