MP3 Elizabeth Carpenter - Flirting...
Picture Mae West & Dorothy Parker forming a duo with an Everything But The Girl sound, add a dash of Motown, some shades of Hendrix, a pinch of PJ Harvey, sultry jazz & a smatter of Dido.
11 MP3 Songs
URBAN/R&B: Soul, JAZZ: Jazz Vocals
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Elizabeth Carpenter has been performing in the Seattle area for 10 years and has been composing and playing guitar for 24 years. After her feet went kaput as a dancer (her last days as a modern dancer were at The Juilliard School) she took-up guitar & songwriting as her next art form. She originally set off on documentary film-making after Juilliard (receiving a BFA in Film from New York University) but music became more a more compelling interest. She still pursues a side-career in photography.
She performs as The Elizabeth Carpenter Quartet, Trio, Duo and solo, with a repertoire of over 50 original songs & 15 arrangements of jazz & pop standards (from "My Funny Valentine" to Aerosmith''s "Jaded").
She also performs as a jazz & standards vocalist with well-known pianist & composer Victor Janusz. She has just recorded "Guadalupe" - a duet on his newly released CD "Cosmo Street": https://www.tradebit.com and available here on CDBaby!
The Elizabeth Carpenter Ensemble includes:
Conlin Roser on guitar
Erik Anderson on drums,
Jon Markel on double bass
Tobi Stone on saxophone (bass & alto) and on flute (of The Tiptons & Reptet)
Amy Denio on sax/accordian (of The Tiptons)
Dave Carter on trumpet/flugel horn (of Skerik''s Synchopated Taint)
Ty Baillie - keyboardist
Jeff Busch - Latin Percussion (Tumbao)
Paul Rucker - cello
Carpenter''s Dissonant Roots Music evolved from blues, jazz, rock, R&B, Latin and folk traditions.
She plays a finger-style guitar on an electric hollow-body Alvarez with a sound marked by the use of dissonant chords, complex rhythms, lyrics that straddle the comic-melancholic zone and sung in a rich, wide-ranging alto.
Audiences have compared her to Nora Jones, Sam Phillips, Joni Mitchell, Nellie McCay, Dayna Kurtz, Beth Orton, Dido, Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, Aimee Mann and Michelle Shocked.
*Flirting... ~ Released December 2005
*Cosmo Street ~ 1 track, "Guadalupe" a duet with Victor Janusz © 2004
*Emergency Love ~ a 14 track CD on Blueweed Records © 2003
*First, Last, Deposit ~ a compilation CD for the non-profit org. Noel House © 2003
*The Blueweed Songs ~ a 14 track CD on Blue Girl Records © 2001
Elizabeth Carpenter ~ a 5 track EP © 1998
Some of her Seattle performance venues are:
The Tractor Tavern
Experience Music Project * Liquid Lounge
Seattle Art Museum - After Hours Series
Nordstrom''s, Downtown Seattle Nov. 26th, ''04 with Victor Janusz - CD release of "Cosmo Street"
Northwest Folk Life Festival [2001, 2002, 2004]
Thumper''s Oak Room Cabaret
Salty''s at Alki (with Victor Janusz Trio)
Pellini, Madison-Renaissance Hotel
3rd Place Books
The O Lounge
Conor Byrne Pub
Seattle Academy of Fine Art Benefit
Gilda''s Club Benefit
Greater Seattle Business Association Benefit
Cascades Conservation Partnership& NW Ecosystem Alliance Benefit @ Woodland Park Zoo
Eva''s Wine Bar & Restaurant
Panamonica''s - Tacoma
Artist Trust Art Auction
Alexa''s Cafe - Bothell
The Bait House
Hop Vine Pub
Mr. Spot''s Chai House
Columbia City BeatWalk
Sit & Spin
Seattle Fringe Theatre Festival 2002 (Three by One & One by Three: wrote/performed 5 theatre songs for Union Actors @ Work)
*Appeared on KUOW''s "The Beat" on Feb. 13, 2006 & Nov. 5th, 2003, live performance & interview
*Appeared on KBCS''s "Lunch with Folks" on Oct. 23rd, 2003, live performance & interview
Channel 29 (Public Access, Seattle) The Swoop Show, Nov.19th, 2003 @ 8:00 PM
Channel 29 (Public Access, Seattle) Club Diversity, July 13th, 2004 @ 6:00 pm with Victor Janusz.
Seattle Public Library - 2 songs for the 2002 Annual Staff Day and for the closing ceremony of the old Central Branch in 2001.
Union Actors @ Work - for the Seattle Fringe Theatre Festival 2002 (Three by One & One by Three: wrote/performed 5 theatre songs)
Has split gigs with:
The Paul Rucker Ensemble
Todd Werny (of Diamond Fist Werny)