MP3 Amanda Carr - Carr Toons
A impudent well-defined and elated jazz title that delivers both original and stock corporeal with an appeal that will have you hooked in an instant and drawn in by her vocal charm.
10 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Vocals, JAZZ: Traditional Jazz Combo
Carr Toons Songs
Amanda's versatility in both singing, performing and composing is a result of 25 years as a professional musician. Daughter of Big Band vocalist, Nancy Carr and trumpet player, Nick Capezuto, Amanda began playing and singing at age 5. Early on she studied classical piano under the direction of Gerhardt Scherstedt at the South Shore Conservatory of Music and went on to the University of Lowell, College of Music under their scholarship program. Among her multi-titled performances and projects, she travels and sings internationally with the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra and is frequently featured with the Artie Shaw Band lead by renowned clarinetist Dick Johnson.
In 1998, Amanda headlined at the EuroJazz festival in Ivrea, Italy where she shared the stage with International jazz artists James Moody and George Mraz. The National media attention she received prompted her to return in March of 99, recording and releasing, "LIVE IN SAN GIORGIO" that same year.
Her eclectic album credits include her composing and playing with the late great Dave Guard from the Kingston Trio and a spot on The Old Vienna Kaufeehaus album featuring New England's best folk singer/songwriters. Mary Travers from Peter, Paul & Mary describes Amanda as "a shining star among us."
Amanda's first jazz vocal recording, Carr Toons impacted New England and abroad with her swinging version of the 1940's war song, "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" airing regionally in the popular and controversial GAP parody television commercial, Jordan's Swings.
Her television appearances include numerous Boston area features and a performance covered by National Italian television, RAI TRE. Under her married name, Amanda Pascarella, she has composed and performed award-winning music for 3 PBS documentaries, one of which was nominated for a National Emmy Award for network television. All this in addition to dozens of t.v. and radio commercials and live trade-show events.. She was awarded the 1999 Videography Award for excellence in music composition and 2 Telly Awards for excellence in Film and Video Production and recently recognized for her thematic score for the Emmy Award winning documentary "The Boston Red Sox: 100 years of Baseball History." As a frequent radio talk show guest, her voice and personality are no stranger to the airwaves. Amanda is also invited frequently to sing the National Anthem at Boston's historical Fenway Park and the Boston Fleet Center where she has taken center ice.
Amanda has recently composed 3 albums of children's songs along with a television show focusing all on safety for children which can be ordered on-line from her website at https://www.tradebit.com. Amanda has just released her 3rd CD, "Tender Trap" in October of 2004.