Carla Cook

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Last Show: Friday 19 th April 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Carla Cook is a daring jazz singer/songwriter who sings standards beautifully - but she doesn't stop there. She has received a Grammy nomination in the Best Jazz Vocal Performance category, and was awarded the AFIM Indie Award for Best Jazz Vocal, and has won many favorable reviews. A native Detroiter, she grew up in a musically rich and diverse environment, and brings all her influences to bear within her repertoire. In her songbook you'll find elements of R&B, European classical, Motown, Blues and Gospel.

"She has sass that enlivens her impeccable diction, and tremendous soul that lets her swagger with gutbucket finesse, but it's all buttressed with sparkling optimism and innocence."

John Murph, The Washington Post

Carla has recorded several CD’s for the MAXJAZZ label during the last 14 years and her albums continue to receive critical acclaim.

She refuses to become a jazz purist or snob and has a willingness to simply sing what she loves, bringing an earthy sophistication to every song, which is what gives her such a unique style.

Band Lineup

Carla Cook (voice)

Ross Stanley (piano/organs)

Mark Hodgson (bass)

Stephen Keogh (drums)