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Carol Welsman

Carol Welsman

Artistic careerCarol Welsman attended Boston's Berklee College of Music and majored in piano performance. She studied voice in Europe.In 1990 she returned to Toronto and joined the Jazz Performance Faculty at the University of Toronto and in addition to giving private lessons developed a jazz vocal improvisation ensemble. Since then she has been teaching classes, clinics and workshops at colleges and universities both in Canada and the US. In 1995 she issued her first CD "Lucky to be me", with jazz standards and her own song "This Lullaby", which she presented on September 11, 2004 on the Larry King show commemorating 9/11. The song was also adopted by Celine Dion on her 2004 "Miracle" CD as "Baby, Close Your Eyes". Welsman also wrote lyrics for several singers e. g. for Ray Charles, and Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls. Together with Herbie Hancock she co-hosted the 2000 Billboard Jazz Awards.In 2005 she was the subject of a documentary called "Language of Love", produced by Stormy NIghts productions. Shot in Brazil, Italy and North America, Carol performs with Herbie Hancock, Brazilian superstar Djavan, and Romano Musumarra.Her 2009 CD, “I Like Men” - Reflections of Miss Peggy Lee, was voted Top 5 Album Pick of the Year 2009 in USA Today. On April 30, 2010 she appeared on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz and was interviewed by guest host Jon Weber. Carol Welsman's native language is English and so are most of her songs, but she also sings and teaches in French and a few of her songs are in Portuguese.


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Carol Welsman & Renee Olstead - On A Slow Boat To China

On A Slow Boat To China