Carol Welsman is an internationally acclaimed singer and pianist whose expressive vocal styling and dynamic stage presence have captivated audiences around the world. She is a 6 time Juno Award Nominee (Canadian Grammy).
Carol Welsman will perform at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Saturday, April 13 at 8pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show. Advance tickets are available at wslr.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
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.
Fluent in French, Italian and Spanish 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.
She has released 12 CDs to date, and 6 have received Juno Award nominations, the Canadian equivalent to the Grammy Awards. Carol is a relative newcomer on the American Jazz scene, and one not to be missed.
WSLR/Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236
Photo by Lori Stoll