Have You Met Miss Jones? Carolyn Lee Jones Classic Jazz / Vintage Pop
Carolyn Lee Jones’ influences and choices of genre are as broad as her vocal styling is rich. She makes standards sound new and the new sound standard. It is something of an audio calling card and the perfect representation of who she is and the musicians in her band.
With influences ranging from Julie London, Anita O’day and Shirley Horn to Tony Bennett, Diana Krall and Laura Nyro, Carolyn Lee Jones is a melodic classic jazz & pop vocal stylist rich and expressive. A love of both jazz and modern music, Carolyn’s eclectic repertoire includes; the evolution of retro vintage pop songs into the jazz context, new material, and beautiful renditions of the familiar standards from the Great American Songbook.
Her musical journey began as a child while growing up in Nebraska. During her formative years Carolyn sang in her school choirs and studied voice. Both of her parents were gifted musicians. After graduation, the lure of a bigger city drew her to Dallas, Texas where she pursued a successful 1st career in retailing for Neiman Marcus and other luxury stores. While traveling the world as a buyer she continued to seek out music opportunities by producing and performing jazz shows while on the road. In 2008, she became a full time as a vocalist and bandleader.
“Jones Attacks each song with the vigor of a wildcatter yet maintains a dusky under current that drips with sensuality” Jazz Times – Christopher Loudon