carol fredette
“Carol Fredette is everything you need in a jazz singer. She thinks, swings, and phrases like a creative instrumentalist, yet her way with words captures the essence of a lyric,” says critic Dan Morgenstern. Her deep, expressive voice, strong sense of swing and charismatic presence have wowed audiences, critics and fellow musicians the world over. Ms. Fredette has headlined every major jazz club in New York including Blue Note, Birdland, Michael’s Pub, Fat Tuesday’s, Café Carlyle, as well as around the country at Regatta Bar and Scullers in Boston, Vine Street in L.A,, Milestones in San Francisco, The Blue Room at the Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans. She’s performed across three continents including Banlieues Bleues Jazz Festival, Regine’s, and Dinazhade in Paris, Cancun Jazz Festival in Cancun, The Women’s Jazz Festival in Kansas City, and Veinte-un in Rio.
A stellar roster of musicians Ms.Fredette has performed and recorded with include Hank Jones, Ron Carter, Bucky Pizzarelli, Lee Konitz, George Mraz, Chris Potter, Rufus Reid, Chuck Loeb, Victor Lewis, Mel Lewis, Al Cohn, Claudio Roditi, Fred Hersh, and Romero Lubambo.
Ms. Fredette’s CD’s include her debut album “LOVE DANCE” produced by David Finck; “IN THE SHADOWS,” an intimate duo gem with long time collaborator Steve Kuhn; “AND THEN IT HAPPENED,” produced by David Matthews, and “EVERYTHING I NEED”-the Music of Dave Frishberg and Bob Dorough, Ms. Fredette’s spot-on interpretations – with sensitivity, swing and humor have made this album a favorite among critics and DJ’s, winning the Blue Chip CD award from Jazz Educator’s Journal.
. Ms. Fredette’s new release on Soundbrush Records, “EVERYTHING IN TIME” produced and arranged by David Finck, includes choice offerings from the American Popular Songbook, and also showcases her passion for Brazilian songs and rhythms. According to Finck, “This disc offers the listener…insight into Carol’s qualities of joy, sadness, sensuality, humor, hope, and most of all, love.”
For reviews and personnel on Carol’s past recordings click onto www.carolfredette.com
“She’s as good as they come.”     STAN GETZ