London born and Hastings raised, award-winning singer-pianist Liane Carroll is one of the UK's greatest musical treasures.
A soulful, emotive singer, she is capable of reducing listeners to tears with her heart-breaking ability to inhabit a lyric or of making an audience jump for joy with her breath-taking vocal virtuosity.
What really makes Carroll stand out however is the way that she delivers every song as though she wrote it. A classically trained pianist since she was three, she possesses a true musicality that lifts her interpretations into the realms of art in their own right and
to hear her sing even the best known standard or the most hackneyed pop song is to hear that song afresh.
In 2010 Liane signed to Quiet Money and released Up and Down featuring Kirk Whalum (saxophone) and the late Kenny Wheeler (flugelhorn).
Ballads followed in 2013 with arrangements specially written by Los Angeles based, Grammy winning orchestrator Chris Walden. The album was launched during a sell-out five-night residency at London's renowned Pizza Express Jazz Club.
Her most recent album Seaside and her third produced by James McMillan of Quietmoney were released on Linn Records in September 2015.
Happily settled in Hastings with husband (bassist) Roger Carey, Liane maintains a hectic schedule of touring both in the UK and abroad and regularly headlines at London’s legendary Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.
A passionate educator, she is a tutor at workshops, summer schools and festivals and regularly works with young ensembles and choirs.
Winner: 'Best Vocalist' and 'Best of Jazz' - BBC Jazz Awards 2005
Winner: 'Musician Of The Year' - British Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2008
Winner: 'Best Jazz Album of the Year' - Parliamentary Jazz Award's 2012
Nominated: 'Best UK Vocalist of 2012' - Jazz FM Awards 2013
Winner: 'Best British Vocalist' - British Jazz Awards 2013
Winner: 'Best new CD' - British Jazz Awards 2015 (Seaside)
Previous career highlights:
1990 - Liane formed The Liane Carroll Trio and toured and recorded with US guitar legend Jerry Donahue, Gerry Rafferty and Long John Baldry.
She also recorded a charity song, 'Little Children' for the children of Brazil, with Sir Paul McCartney, guitarist/songwriter Peter Kirtley, Steve Lamb (bass) and Greg Leppard (drums).
2001 - 2005 - Liane was invited to join the live Drum & Bass outfit, 'London Elektricity.' and subsequently toured New Zealand, Brazil (where they headlined to 50,000 people) and performed at Glastonbury Festival. The outfit released albums Hospital Accapellas, Billion Dollar Gravy and Power Ballads.
2005 - Liane received awards for 'Best Vocalist' and 'Best of Jazz' at the BBC Jazz Awards for her album Billy No Mates on Splash Point Records. –Subsequently, she recorded
Standard Issue at the famous Abbey Road studios in London and swiftly received a Marston Pedigree Jazz Award for 'Best Vocalist'.
2006 - Lianes performance at the Brecon Jazz Festival was recorded by BBC TV as an hour long special 'Liane Carroll Trio LIVE, and was released on DVD in 2008.
2007 - Liane won 'Best Female Jazz Vocalist' at the first 'in house' awards at Londons legendary Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club where she has regularly headlined since 1993. She has also recorded two live CD's for their 'Jazz House' label.
2007- The Liane Carroll Trio made a headline performance to over 300,000 listeners at Glastonbury festival, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Her album Slow Down was released on Splashpoint Records. The Sunday Times selected the album as one of their top five jazz albums of the year and it featured in MOJO Magazine in the 2007 'Top 10 Playlist'.
2008 - Liane received a British Parliamentary Jazz Award for 'Musician Of The Year'.
2009 - Liane performed to rapturous audiences at Dizzy's Jazz Club in New York's Lincoln Center, and the Rochester Jazz Festival.