Artist Spot Light
After paving the way with a handful of popular radio singles over the past year, Billboard Artist, Carol Albert brings out a full array of rich jazz and global fusion artistry on her unique concept album FLY AWAY BUTTERFLY. The versatile Atlanta-based composer, keyboardist and vocalist takes the listener on deeply soulful, exotic journey that artfully blends spirited, jazzy piano melodies, dreamy vocals, punchy percussion textures and hypnotic ambiences featuring the soaring, inspirational twist on Al Jarreau’s classic song “One Way," a contemporary homage to one of her jazz heroes offering up the powerhouse saxophone of Sam Skelton. FLY AWAY BUTTERFLY will take your musical imagination to many beautiful destinations!
Carol’s style on her work has been described as Smooth Jazz, World and New Age rolled into one package. Her Album “Fly Away Butterfly” lived up to that description with smooth vocals and piano, lush arrangements, synthesizers and world class players. Three Singles On My Way, One Way, and Fly Away Butterfly from the Album Charted on all major Smooth Jazz Charts in 2017. The Single “Fly Away Butterfly” entered 2018 with the envied Top 10 in Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart, Smooth Jazz Top 20 at #4, Groove Jazz Chart and RadioWave Monitor at #1 Position for 3 weeks. Carol Albert’s release “Mas Que Nada” from Fly Away Butterfly hit Smooth-Jazz Radio with a welcome reception from audiences across the globe and was embraced by SiriusXM Watercolors and other major Radio stations. “Mas Que Nada” hit all the Smooth Jazz Charts with enviable charting positions and remained on Smooth Jazz Charts for six months after release July, 2016.
“Carol Of The Bells” from Christmas Mystique Album Charted on Billboards #2 Most Added in December 2016. SiriusXM Watercolors, 8 Major Billboard Stations and over 100 stations Worldwide played Carol of the Bells and other selections from Christmas Mystique through the Holidays, 2016 and 2017.
Carol was recently nominated as Best New Artist 2017. The track “Transition” 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 Chikld’ 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 "Christmas Mystique", "Morning Music", "Night Music", "Christmas Impressions", "Tides Of Change", "Love In Your Eyes', and "With Open Eyes".
She earned her Bachelors Degree in Music at Georgia State University serving as Staff Accompanist. Other positions included Agnes Scott College, Decatur School of Ballet and the Atlanta Ballet. She has provided entertainment for Trade Show,Corporations, Cruise Ships, Organizations and Pubic Venues.
In addition to Producing, Performing and Composing, Carol is an Educator who trains and mentors young promising music students