Toronto’s LINDA CARONE is a vintage jazz and blues vocalist, a niche song stylist, and an interpreter of popular music from the 1920s and beyond. With a voice that has been described as ‘beautiful, rich, sultry and provocative,’ she guides her audiences through an eclectic repertoire that includes rare gems from the ‘20s, ‘30s, and ‘40s, classic jazz and swing standards, torch ballads, latin, boogie woogie, and roots blues. In 2017, she released her debut album, ‘Black Moonlight’, quickly generating regional and international airplay and winning critical praise.
Carone’s raw and natural approach to music has shaped her vocal style in a way that is playful, intimate, and unpretentious. With an uncanny ability to carefully choose songs that fit her voice like a glove, she aims to transcend the heart of the song, sans imitation. An early passion for jazz and blues developed upon first hearing the raw and emotive melancholy of Billie Holiday. This inspiration laid the foundation for growth as a vocalist with an eclectic repertoire of forgotten gems, classic jazz, swing standards, boogie woogie, and roots blues. Her long-time musical journey was further influenced by vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Mildred Bailey, Helen Humes, Valaida Snow, and Lil Hardin Armstrong.
This evening’s singing star LINDA CARONE features ATTILA FIAS on piano and GEORGE KOLLER on bass, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of the Home Smith Bar.