Liane Carroll is one of the most popular and dynamic vocalists in the UK, and many of us fondly remember her incredible trio gig in 2017 at the Apollo Theatre.
In 2005 Liane Carroll won two awards in the BBC Jazz Awards: Best Vocalist (which she has also won many other times including 2014) and Best of Jazz. In 2006 she won the Marston Pedigree Jazz Award for best vocalist. Two years later she won the 2008 award for Jazz Musician of the Year in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Her album Up and Down won in the Jazz Album of the Year category at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards in May 2012. In 2016 she won a Gold award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA).
Jazz critic Dave Gelly of The Observer has described her as "one of the most stylistically flexible pianists around, with a marvellous, slightly husky singing voice". According to John Fordham of The Guardian, she is "a powerful, soul-inflected performer with an Ella Fitzgerald-like improv athleticism and an emotional frankness on ballads". Peter Quinn of Jazzwise says: "Liane Carroll has that rare ability to meld effortless, often transcendent vocal and piano technique, with heart stopping emotion and soul bearing power."
The musical interplay and evident good humour and camaradarie between Liane and her husband/bass player Roger Carey, and drummer Russell Field, makes for a wonderful night of entertainment, jazz mastery and emotions. This is bound to be a very popular highlight of the weekend.