Carol S., baritone and tenor saxophonist and flautist, tours Europe several months a year. Her last four tours during 2007 thru 2010 included (in UK) the Birmingham Festival, Swanage Jazz, Upton-Upon-Severn, Plymouth, Devon, Exeter in appearances with British pianists Craig Milverton, John Patrick and Paul Sawtell; saxophonists Alan Barnes and John Hallam, and U.S.-born Greg Abate. Same tours included: Paris, Fr.; AsconaJazz, Switzerland with Duffy Jackson band; and Venice, Milan, Pisa, Rome, Bari and the surrounding areas in Italy. She has led her own group at Villa Celimontana Festival (Rome), Aula Giulio Cesare in Campidoglio (Rome); throughout Northern Italy with the Porsche Festival. Guest Appearances include: Perugia’s Umbria Jazz (Stage Carducci) with Rockin’ Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters; at JazzAscona with organist Rhoda Scott, Mark Brooks and Henry Butler; and on Swiss TV with Shannon Powell/Jason Marsalis Quartet (2005).
Carol has released seven recordings (audio tapes, LPs and CDs) of her own sextet and big band. Carol plays with Les Femmes Jazz on organist Sarah McLawler’s 2010 release, Under My Hat (Doodlin’Records); singer Minnie Minoprio’s CD (Rome, 2006), “Swinging the Blues”, on bassist Whitney Moulton’s CD, New York Time, and as special guest on Carmelo and Carol Remember: The Great Film Music of the Sixties, released on Geco Records, Saluzzo, Italy in March 2011 .
Carol lives in New York and performs throughout the United States. She has appeared at New York’s JVC Jazz Festival,Trumpet’s, Birdland, Cobi’s Place, Pumpkin’s, Iridium, Saint Peter’s Jazz Church and more. In November 2008 she appeared with her own group for a week at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center). She has played with celebrities Etta Jones, Jimmy McGriff, Sarah McLawler, Cindy Blackman, Vanessa Rubin, Big Nick Nicholas, Dave Schnitter, Jimmy The Face Butts, Doc Pittman and more. From 1991 to 2006 she played first as sideman and then as leader, Sunday brunch at CAJUN Restaurant, reviewed in Jazz Times, Hot House, All About Jazz, and NY Post. In May 2004 Carol led her 13-piece Astoria Jazz Band at the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. founded by Carol in 1986, the Astoria Jazz Band has received over twenty grants from local arts organizations for their concerts of original arrangements and the compositions of women such as Emme Kemp and Julie Mandel.