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Carolyn Leonhart — Vocalist

Carolyn Leonhart

The daughter of noted jazz bassist Jay Leonhart, Carolyn Leonhart’s intimate and soulful voice has been recognized countless times over the years, and reflects the quality of the musicians she has played with. In addition to having tenure as the lead back-up vocalist with the legendary jazz/rock band Steely Dan for over a decade, Carolyn won 3rd Place in the Thelonious Monk Vocal Jazz Competition in 1995 was featured on the cover of Jazziz Magazine’s Women In Jazz issue in 2003. Carolyn has performed and/or recorded with Al Jarreau, Hank Jones, Michael McDonald, Christian McBride, Jimmy Cobb, Eric Reed, as well as many others. Carolyn’s newest release, "Tides Of Yesterday" (Savant Records) with its original compositions as well as song by Charles Mingus, Lee Morgan and Donald Fagen, is receiving wide critical acclaim and is currently under consideration for a Grammy Nomination for Best Vocal jazz Album of 2010.

" That Carolyn Leonhart can hold her own as a superlative vocalist is undeniable."
Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times, May 2010

" If you want to hear some exquisite renditions of "The Sweetest Sounds," "Never Never Land," "Where There is Love" and more, pick up "Tides of Yesterday."
Liz Smith, WoWoWoW.com, May 2010

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