Carol Albert is an American jazz pianist, composer and singer.
A dynamic rising force in the genre since her song “Mas Que Nada” – from her album Fly Away Butterfly – hit the National Smooth Jazz Airplay charts in 2017, Albert scored her biggest success to date earlier in 2019 with “Femme Flight,” which hit #4 on the Billboard chart. Mixed by Brown and featuring Ragan Whiteside and Magdalena Chovancova, the track also earned Carol a new legion of fans via airplay on SiriusXM’s Watercolors. Her latest single “Sun’s Out” currently reached the Top 10 Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart and remained for 23 weeks on Billboard reaching #1 on the Recurrent Chart, as well as MediaBase Smooth AC at #1, Radiowave #1, GrooveJazz Chart #1 and Smooth Jazz Top 20 at #2..Earlier Billboard chart hits include “Chasing Waterfalls” (which rose to #15) and “Fly Away Butterfly,” which hit #5 in 2018, and “One Way” in 2017.
Her new Album “Stronger Now” is set for release on January 31, 2020. It has already received stellar reviews;
“One of the most enchanting things about Carol’s music is her sweet vocal work… as you listen to “I Am Fine”, you’ll realize (right away) why I say that… the song will inspire you, no matter how low you may feel.” Dick Metcalk , Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Audiences across the globe have enjoyed Carol Albert performances in many venues from European Clubs to Stages in the US as a solo artist and a high energy show with her All-Star Band of Session and touring musicians. Billboard Artist, Carol Albert brings out a full array of rich jazz and global fusion artistry with spirited, jazzy piano melodies, dreamy vocals, punchy percussion textures, and hypnotic ambiances.
She recently performed with her Band at Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center Las Vegas, NV, Brass City Jazz Fest, Connecticut, Jazz In The Park Birmingham, ALA, City Winery Atlanta, St James Live, Atlanta, Ga. More Performances are scheduled for 2020 at El Portal Theater Jan 25, Venkman’s Atlanta Feb 9, The Tin Pan March 5 and more to be announced.
Carol was recently Nominated as Best Smooth Jazz Artist 2019 and was awarded an HMMA Nomination for Best Jazz Song 2019 with the original song “Femme Flight”. The Georgia Composer of the Year by the National Women Pen’s League Association was awarded to Carol in 2018. She was nominated as Best New Artist 2017 by Smooth Jazz Network. The track “Transition” from Fly Away Butterfly was Nominated in the HMMA (Hollywood Music Media ) 2017 Awards in Best Contemporary Instrumental. Carol Albert was also chosen as a winner in the New Age Music category of the Global Peace Song Awards, 2016. She received an Alkahest Award for her Video “Mas Que Nada” in 2016 Carol also celebrated being on the Grammy Ballot 1st Round in Contemporary Instrumental in 2016 for the 1st time in her career and 2017 as well. Her composition “Lovely Time For A Child’ won a first-place award in the Professional Jazz Category from the Atlanta Songwriter’s Association Carol has written for TV receiving an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Achievement and Individual Excellence. She wrote the music for the Seven-Part PBS Series The Well-Placed Weed by Ryan Gainey, WPBA Station ID, WPBA Cooking Show, and Bumpers for local TV stations. She Orchestrated and scored three of her Original Works for Roland Corporation for the Music Educators Conference by Roland and saw her pieces performed in the Keyboard Colossul Concert with the stage filled with Roland Keyboards which provided the Sounds for Orchestral Parts. Other Albums include “Fly Away Butterfly”, “Christmas Mystique”, “Morning Music”, “Night Music”, “Christmas Impressions”, “Tides Of Change”, “Love In Your Eyes’, and “With Open Eyes”.
Why WRIP - Ripped Radio Smooth Jazz? Well, I love the music. For me, it is the perfect mix to drive by, to think by, to work by, to play by, and to chill by. It inspires, soothes, and quiets the soul. Enjoy! - Ronnie J.