Liane Carroll has been a pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for over thirty-five years.
Born in London and raised in Hastings; from the beginning of her musical career at the age of fifteen, she has dedicated her life to creating a deep and abiding connection with audiences all over the world through her exceptional talent, versatility and ability to truly interpret a song. Along the way she has collaborated with such diverse artists as Paul McCartney, Gerry Rafferty, Long John Baldry, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin OBE and drum and bass outfit London Elektricity whom she appeared with at Glastonbury Festival 2017. As a recording artist Liane has gained much critical acclaim. Her four most recent
albums all earned a four star review in The Guardian newspaper. Her latest release Seaside (Linn Records), homage to her life by the coast, is her third with Grammy nominated producer James McMillan of QuietMoney Studios and holds a coveted British Jazz Award for Best New CD (2015). She has also won the BBC’s Best Jazz Vocalist award and was Jazz FM’s vocalist of the year in 2016.
For her debut at Hampstead Jazz Club, Liane appears alongside her long-term friend and regular collaborator Jamie Safir who is well known to UK Jazz audiences for his work with Ian Shaw, Claire Martin, Elaine Delmar & Barb Jungr and regular appearances at Ronnie Scott’s. This dynamic and playful pairing will perform many of Liane’s finest recorded arrangements from the Great American Songbook as well as several her own songs that are rarely heard live.
"She seems in some magical way to be made out of music" The Observer
"Deeply soulful, wonderfully honest" The Times
"Liane Carroll doesn't just sing jazz. She is jazz." MOJO Magazine