It's time for our annual fix of the world-class Liane Carroll.
Born in London and raised in Hastings, where she currently lives with
her husband, bassist Roger Carey, East Side favourite Liane has been
playing the piano since she was three and performing professionally
since the age of fifteen. She has toured and recorded with artists such
as Gerry Rafferty, Long John Baldry and Paul McCartney. Liane enjoyed
success as double winner in the 2005 BBC Jazz Awards and ‘Best female
jazz vocalist’ at the first Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards. Liane went on to
pick up the 2008 Parliamentary Jazz Award for ‘Musician Of The Year.’
Later that year Liane formed an exciting new collaboration with the
acclaimed Scottish jazz pianist Brian Kellock, and in November the pair
toured throughout Scotland, at which The Herald declared, "This may well
be British jazz's greatest double act." In 2009 Liane and her trio went
stateside for the first time and performed to rapturous audiences at
Dizzy's Jazz Club at the Lincoln Centre and the Rochester Jazz Festival.
“..her elegant vocal improvisations eking new truths from familiar
lyrics each time.” - John Lewis, The Guardian (reviewing Liane’s latest
album ‘The right to Love’ ).