CAROL WELSMAN RELEASES NEW ALBUM, ALONE TOGETHER
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 2, 2015) – Yamaha Entertainment Group of America is proud to announce that 6 time Juno nominee (Canadian Grammy) and Yamaha artist Carol Welsman has released her eleventh album, Alone Together.
The Canadian born artist recorded Alone Together in New York City, backed by an assemblage of world-class players that include trumpeter Wallace Roney, bassist Rufus Reid, drummer Lewis Nash and guitarist Jay Azzolina. The album is under Grammy consideration for a nomination in the Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Improvised Solo categories.
In addition to her new album, the internationally renowned jazz vocalist and pianist celebrates her debut at New York's classic jazz club, Birdland. For this show, Welsman will perform with bassist Doug Weiss, drummer Adam Nussbaum, and guitarist Jay Azzolina. Whether on a recording or at a live performance, Welsman and her musicians interact with the intuitive togetherness of jazz vocalizing at its finest.
"The songs sung and played by Carol Welsman are a thrill you can only feel and experience with awe but find hard to explain, like your first ride on a roller coaster," said renowned arts and film critic Rex Reed. "Blessed with so many musical gifts—taste, time, projection and a rhythmic sense of when to change chords—Carol's piano is beyond reproach, warm yet rhythmically sharp, giving her voice a perfect hammock of support to swing in."
Welsman, the granddaughter of the founder and first conductor of the Toronto Symphony and "one of Oscar Peterson's favorite singers," has captivated audiences worldwide with her expressive vocal stylings, musicianship and dynamic stage presence. Fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish, she delivers a mix of straight ahead jazz in a style that ranges from sensuous and warm to infectiously energetic. An elegant and sophisticated performer, this six foot blond beauty exudes confidence and charm and delights fellow musicians and audiences alike.
Welsman's upcoming performances include: