Now celebrating over ten years as a full time vocalist-leader, Carolyn Lee Jones burst onto the jazz scene in November 2008. This is Jones’ “second act” after a long and successful career, travelling the world as a buyer for luxury retailers. She always wanted to sing professionally and has proven that you can do anything if you really want it!
Since launching her music career, Carolyn has recorded and released three studio albums, her first in 2008, Bon Appetit, featuring the late Bob Dorough. This was followed by: The Performer in 2013, In A Long White Room in 2016 and now her newest and fourth release on 09/15/2019 CLOSE YOUR EYES. From Jazz Times to Amazon the reviewers have stated that Jones’ sound is sensual, intimate and silky.
In 2017, she was honoured as Cabaret Artist of the Year by Dallas’ premier arts organization, the Sammons Center For The Arts, where she performs frequently.
Home based in Dallas, Texas, she entertains with her musicians as Carolyn Lee Jones & Fresh Vintage Jazz Ensemble. Her eclectic repertoire of classic jazz standards, retro pop tunes with a jazz twist or experiencing her intimate cabaret-jazz shows, she embraces the music with style, sophistication and panache!
https://karigaffney.comPress Release August 20,2019 Dallas jazz singer Carolyn Lee Jones is releasing her 4th studio album since joining the ranks (in 2008) with other world-class jazz vocalists. The new album from jazz vocalist Carolyn Lee Jones is a collection of songs about new love, love lost, forever love and a little something in between! From soft and sultry to joyous and upbeat this album says it all about the condition of love. Jones worked with three of her long time musical partners, Brad Williams, Sergio Pamies and Dave Pierce for the arrangements on this album. https://carolynleejones.com/epkpress-kit/
It’s February and Valentines Day is over but love continues! I recently had a show all about love… good,bad and indifferent. It was a wonderful evening and the audience had a good time with a bit of call and response to Alright,Okay You Win and Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t Ma Baby. Then to really mix things up, I sang a few pop jazzed tunes from my current CD such as Midnight At The Oasis with an R+B groove and Moondance in a very fast latin style. I let our Latin Mexican American drummer Lupe’ set the groove and tempo WOWEE. It was burning!
As I look forward, I also look back. I thought in celebration of counting to ten …TWO …and it being Valentines month, you might enjoy a new single release. THIS IS A PREVIEW ANNOUNCEMENT! It’s a jazz tune from Horace Silver with solos sung by me and my pal Ev with the group I mentioned last month, The New Collection. We never released any of the album in 2015 as singles or downloads. When I was developing my ideas for the year, I decided this would be the perfect song for February. SISTER SADIE was a mean chick and she thought that she was real slick. Then she met Alfonso Brown & naturally, I hope you will visit this song on my web site,CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon or you can stream it from Spotify! It should be up and running on iTunes and Spotify in a few days till then check it out on CD Baby. MUCH LOVE & BIG HUG as we continue to celebrate LOVE, Carolyn