6 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042
2 sets: 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
$18 pp music charge advanced online sales $20 pp music charge at door $12pp minimum (food/drink)
Carrie Jackson & Jazzin’ All Stars
“Carrie Jackson is an impressive vocalist and her voice swings with life. Deep and
Soulful, she’s sensual at the same time she’s playful…Carrie has many talents,
and is never afraid to use them.” JAZZ IMPROV
CARRIE JACKSON… is a New York, New Jersey based vocalist and performer who spreads, shares her joy and well-honed expertise on the stage. Carrie with her multifaceted singing style can harmonize swing, scat, swing standards with sweet soul, wail the blues, ballads, or Gospel, all complimented by her engaging stage presence and graceful moves. Carrie has a wide range with a strong command of the classic elements of jazz vocalizing. She is also a gifted lyricist, has great timing and truly sings from her heart.
THIS VERSATILE SINGER BEGAN PERFORMING at age six in the children’s and young adult choir’s in Newark, NJ. She also appeared on television stations, live radio broadcasts and musical theater while on tour performing throughout the USA and abroad. She has sung with many different groups, and leads her own group. She has been a guest vocalist for a variety of occasions and events around the world in years before and since. Ms Jackson was raised in Newark, NJ and honed her many talents in the New York City tri-state metropolitan areas.
When home in NJ and in New York Carrie graces the stage at renowned top jazz venues including : BIRDLAND, IRIDIUM, JAZZ STANDARD, BLUE NOTE, ZINC BAR, LENOX LOUNGE, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR JAZZ EDUCATION conferences, the JVC INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN JAZZ FESTIVAL, WOMEN IN MUSIC FESTIVAL, NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, TRUMPETS JAZZ CLUB & RESTAURANT, SHANGHAI JAZZ, THE BICKFORD THEATRE, WATCHUNG ARTS CENTER, CAPE MAY JAZZ FESTIVAL.
In addition to performing Carrie serves as President/CEO C-Jay Record & Productions, Inc. , Director of Administration, Beacon Hill Musicians Guild , Board of Directors, NJ Jazz Society, Universal Jazz Coalition, Director-Vocal Coach, Jazz Vocal Collective for Singers, Past Treasurer, Board of Directors International Women.
As an artist and Carrie is always reaching for higher ground and Vista’s. When she shines, you smile!!
Carrie rekindles thoughts of America’s great jazz history, and attributes her vocal style of singing to her mentors, the Great Ladies of Jazz, Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Nancy Wilson, and Carmen Mc Rae. Newark’s notable musicians include, Wayne Shorter, Woody Shaw, James Moody, Ike Quebec, just to name a few. She has taken all of her mentors and made them a part of her, and brings new horizons to America’s classical art form “Jazz”, the truth is, she has a bit of all them and more that is uniquely her own. Carrie’s smooth, sultry, soulful sound has captivated thousands, and she maintains a uniqueness that is her own and proudly carries the jazz banner with her own enchanting style.