Amanda Carr and the Silver Fox Jazz Quintet
Songs from the Great American Songbook
Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m
Amanda Carr’s versatility, spirit and onstage charm is a result of many years as a professional musician. Among her varied performances, she stars in “A Tribute to Peggy Lee and Benny Goodman”, The Artie Shaw Orchestra, the Harry James Band and has also appeared with the Glenn Miller Band.
Amanda was headlined at the EuroJazz Festival in Italy, and recorded “Live in San Giorgio” with Trio Martinale from Turin. She has received an Emmy nomination for “The Story of Golf”, an 8-part series on the Golf Channel and has won awards for her musical contributions to “Boston Red Sox: 100 Years of Baseball History..
Along with 4 other CD’s since 1995, Amanda released big band CD “Common Thread” in October of ‘09, with the Kenny Hadley Big Band that soared to #2 on Amazon’s Jazz Bestseller list on the heels of a Wall Street Journal endorsement.
In a 2007 Wall Street Journal review, Nat Hentoff said “Amanda Carr, is a true jazz singer. . . she sings and swings with the unaffected confidence of a genuine jazz improviser. I’ve rarely heard a jazz singer fuse so naturally and pleasurably….” The Boston Herald’s review of a 2006 appearance: “Her voice is like a soft blanket that surrounds you and instantly provides a sense of comfort and contentment. Blessed with a wonderful range, you hear every word, and the lowest notes are the sweetest… Don’t miss her when she brings her romantic style and smile to a stage near you. ….. Amanda Carr is the real thing, and yes, I would pay to hear her sing the phone book.”