Carolyn Lee Jones
Carolyn Lee Jones
Fresh Vintage Jazz Ensemble!
“This oxymoron, Fresh Vintage, quite accurately conveys the character of the vocalist’s repertoire and the niche that she occupies on the jazz scene.” Jazz Quad Review Europe
Carolyn, an accomplished performer and recording artist began a music career as her “Second Act” !
Early- Though music was a large part of Carolyn Lee Jones’ formative years in Nebraska, she was lured to the big city of Dallas pursuing a career with luxury retailers. Because she happily traveled the world as a Buyer, her exposure too and the love of music never ceased. Carolyn sought out opportunities to sing in NYC and abroad, while flourishing successfully in her first profession. “I was fortunate to meet many other musicians in my travels, which was a great learning experience!”. I knew that one day I’d be a full-time classic jazz- vintage pop vocalist, so, it was just a matter of when! Retailing was just another type of show business!”
Pro- Her choice to be a jazz-pop vocalist and bandleader was a natural next step. She burst on to the jazz scene in 2008 and is living proof that is is possible to reinvent yourself. From classic jazz to vintage pop, she makes the standards sound new and the new sound standard. Carolyn performs with her groups; Fresh Vintage Jazz, The Satin Dolls Band and In Full Swing 8 pc to big band.
Recording- Carolyn’s rich, silky vocals and extensive repertoire have endeared her to fans and critics. She has released five nationally reviewed CD’s on the independent Catn’round Sound label and five singles. With The New Collection, an a cappella jazz group, a separate album was released led by vocal jazz arranger and Professor Emeritus, Paris Rutherford of the University of North Texas Vocal Jazz Department.
Cabaret- In addition to a regular jazz repertoire, Jones has developed, produced, and performed a series of 6 themed Cabaret jazz shows to sell out crowds. She is honored with the prestigious Cabaret Artist Of The Year Award for 2017 by The Sammons Center For The Arts in Dallas, Tx.