Caroll Vanwelden

Live Act Jazz Singer/Songwriter Acoustic Pop Vocal Jazz Brazilian Jazz
Caroll Vanwelden - Jazz Singer/Songwriter Acoustic Pop Vocal Jazz Brazilian Jazz Live Act in Heidelberg

Caroll Vanwelden Short Info

Caroll Vanwelden is a Belgian jazz singer/songwriter/pianist. After the amazing success of her first Shakespeare & Jazz album in 2012, and her standard album "Don't Explain" with songs from the 40ties in 2013, Caroll released her second Shakespeare & Jazz album in October 2014. With her own compositions on the Shakespeare sonnets, she creates a ground breaking, fresh and emotional jazzy sound. The amazing intensity of the compositions and the accuracy and intensity of her voice, elevates Shakespeare's words to a new dimension. Together with her musicians: Thomas Siffling, whose elegant melodies on the trumpet and flugelhorn intertwine with Caroll’s expressive and warm voice, fellow musician Mini Schulz, smoothly stroking or groovy plucking on the contrabass for added texture, and band member Ralf Gustke accenting the flexible rhythms with the drums and various percussion instruments, Caroll Vanwelden has once again produced a rich tapestry for jazz lovers around the world.

Press quotes

* Stereo Magazine by Thomas Hintze 12/2014 "Audiophiles Highlight des Monats" und 5/5 stars Klang und Musik

* Fono Forum 12/2014 5/5 Stars Klang und Musik

* Album of the Week by NDR (North German Broadcasting) in the program Play Jazz! by Mauretta Heinzelmann

* Jazzthing by Christoph Giese 106/2014”….Vanwelden has once more succeeded to bring big literature into music, with a lot of colour-fantasy, open atmospheres, very interesting rhythmical structures and a poppy drive”

* Kurier Deutschland “…..an absolute must in your collection!”

* Financial Times Deutschland „Gripping, zestful, optimistic and gleeful, subtly iridescent or dreamily light, the notes make Shakespeare’s words stronger. And through them, a whole new world of Shakespeare is revealed, complete with contemporary tone colors and music styles. An enthralling experience with fascinating transformations—simply inspirational! [Translation]“

* North German Broadcasting (Norddeutscher Rundfunk, NDR) spoke of a “poetry of beauty” and commented that Vanwelden “pleasantly transposes Shakespeare’s rhythms, with minimalistic repetitions and also the occasional complicated time signature change. The sonnet-songs glide along in a nearly hypnotic flow. [Translation]” (NDR)

* Concerto (Austria) by Gerhard Strejcek 8.10.2012 …..On this album you'll find amazing art at the same level as Norma Winstone, Diana Krall or Randy Crawford.

* Fono Forum (Deutschland) by Thomas Hintze 12/2012 …..This album has all the potential to be elected as album of the year.

* Crescendo (Deutschland) by Anna Hermann 12.10 2012 ….resumed as an amazing european Jazzalbum

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Caroll Vanwelden is a Belgian jazz singer/songwriter/pianist. After the amazing success of her first Shakespeare & Jazz album in 2012, and her standard album "Don't Explain" with songs from the 40ties in 2013, Caroll released her second Shakespeare & Jazz album in October 2014. With her own compositions on the Shakespeare sonnets, she creates a ground breaking, fresh and emotional jazzy sound. The amazing intensity of the compositions and the accuracy and intensity of her voice, elevates Shakespeare's words to a new dimension. Together with her musicians: Thomas Siffling, whose elegant melodies on the trumpet and flugelhorn intertwine with...

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Past Gigs Caroll Vanwelden

  • 09 | 2016 12th Floor Jazzclub Antwerp Lauren's B trio feat. Caroll Vanwelden
  • 08 | 2016 Shakespeare Theater Gdansk Polen Sings Shakespeare Sonnets 2
  • 08 | 2016 Darmstädter Residenzfestspiele Sings Shakespeare Sonnets
  • 05 | 2016 Hildener JazzTage Sings Shakespeare Sonnets 2
  • 04 | 2016 Mannheim Songs of Billie Holiday
  • 03 | 2016 Kallmann Museum Ismaning München Sings Shakespeare Sonnets 2
  • 03 | 2016 Neckarsteinach Sings Shakespeare Sonnets 2
  • 02 | 2016 Brussels The Music Village The Swingmasters feat. Caroll Vanwelden
  • 01 | 2016 Ghent L'ecume des jours songs of the 30ties and the 40ties in duo with Hans Van Oost
  • 01 | 2016 Nürnberg in Maritim Don't Explain together with Lisa Martinek's reading about Billie Holiday out of the biography of Julia Blackburn
  • 12 | 2015 The Music Village Brussels together with The Swingmasters
  • 12 | 2015 Badische Staatstheater Karlsruhe Christmas Jazz Gala
  • 11 | 2015 SAP Haus Heidelberg with Appleton Project
  • 10 | 2015 Astene huisconcerten with Tars Lootens
  • 09 | 2015 606 Jazz Club London with Appleton Project
  • 09 | 2015 Sint James Theater London with Appleton Project
  • 08 | 2015 The Music Village Brussels together with The Swingmasters
  • 06 | 2015 Kasteel van Beervelde in trio with Mario Vermandel and Hans Van Oost
  • 05 | 2015 Tour & Taxi Brussels songs of the 30ties and the 40ties in duo with Hans Van Oost
  • 03 | 2015 Bix Jazzclub Stuttgart with Appleton Project
  • 03 | 2015 Luzern Stadtkeller Switserland with Appleton Project
  • 03 | 2015 National Theater Mannheim with Appleton Project
  • 03 | 2015 Internationales Theater Frankfurt with Appleton Project
  • 03 | 2015 Jazz Nightclub Bayerischer Hof München with Appleton Project
  • 12 | 2014 Badische Staatstheater Karlsruhe Sings Shakespeare Sonnets 2
  • 12 | 2014 Opernhaus National Theater Mannheim Christmas Jazz Gala
  • 10 | 2014 ENJOY JAZZFESTIVAL in Kurfurstensaal Rathaus Heppenheim Sings Shakespeare Sonnets 2 release CD
  • 10 | 2014 BIX Jazzclub Stuttgart Sings Shakespeare Sonnets 2 release CD
  • 09 | 2014 Gelsenkirchen in Lüttinghof Die Burg im Wasser Sings Shakespeare Sonnets 2 pre-release CD
  • 09 | 2014 EMBL Heidelberg Sings Shakespeare Sonnets 2
  • 08 | 2014 Jazz&Joy Festival in Worms Colours'
  • 08 | 2014 Rheingau Musik Festival Sings Shakespeare Sonnets 2
  • 07 | 2014 Mittelrhein Musik Festival with the Don't Explain project
  • 07 | 2014 Shakespeare Festival Gyula (Hungary) Sings Shakespeare Sonnets 2
  • 07 | 2014 Shakespeare Festival im Globe Theater Neuss Sings Shakespeare Sonnets 2
  • 05 | 2014 National Theater Mannheim Nightmoves Sings Shakespeare Sonnets

Discography Caroll Vanwelden

  • 2014 Sings Shakespeare Sonnets 2 Album | Jazz 'N' Arts
  • 2013 Don't Explain Album | SMV
  • 2012 Sings Shakespeare Sonnets Album | Jazz 'N' Arts
  • 2010 Cheek to Cheek Album | SMV
  • 2008 Colours' Album | SMV

Media

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Origin

  • Heidelberg DE

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Thomas Siffling Trumpet; Flughelhorn
  • Mini Schulz Bass
  • Rodrigo Villalon Drums; Percussion
  • Caroll Vanwelden Voice; Piano; Sansula; Concertina; Arrangements