LINDA CARONE IS A VINTAGE JAZZ AND BLUES VOCALIST: a niche song stylist and interpreter of popular music from the 1920's and beyond.
With a voice that has been described as ‘beautiful, rich, sultry and provocative’. Ms. Carone’s raw, natural and diverse approach to music has shaped her vocal style in a way that is playful, intimate and unpretentious. She boasts an expressive voice and is known to caress lyrical phrasing often lost in todays’ interpretations.
“Music is timeless.If it’s a forgotten song that one has never heard before, then it’s considered new. Recreating the sound of an era is not my goal – I discover songs that I love and transport them into the present”.
Linda sings with a pure vocal style all her own while – TRANSCENDING THE HEART OF THE SONG.
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 and as an artist. Linda’s musical journey was further influenced by jazz and blues vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Mildred Bailey, Helen Humes, Valaida Snow and Lil Armstrong.
Linda’s eclectic repertoire includes rare and sometimes risque vintage songs of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, classic jazz and swing standards, cocktail lounge and torch ballads, to boogie woogie & roots blues. Linda continues to earn rave reviews and is an impressive regular in the music scene today.
Working with some of Toronto’s best musicians in the industry, performances can include mellow’n smooth duos with piano or guitar accompaniment, to lively trios, quartets or quintets.
Her performances generate rave reviews with audiences finding themselves both entertained and educated as she plays the Toronto circuit with impressive regularity, wowing crowds at venues such as Jazz Bistro, Old Mill Inn, Ontario Place Art & Music Festival, Orillia
Jazz Festival, U of T Harthouse, Berkeley Bicycle Club's Jazz on Jarvis, Distillery District Christmas Market, SpiritHouse, 70 Down, Coco Espresso Bar in Yorkville, RasaBar, 120 Diner, Relish Bar & Grill, Free Times Cafe, Lula Lounge, Salutè Piano Bar, Dovercourt House, Gate 403, White Elephant Bar and Rasputin Vodka Lounge as well as various venues and private functions.
“Linda Carone’s taste in music is born of great jazz vocalists, (Bing Crosby, Julia Lee, Una Mae Carlisle) and her voice is refreshingly grown up & womanly. It’s the voice of a singer who has stories to tell, great diction, affection for the melody, and the lovely inflections that one might expect from a 78rpm, but recorded here in a modern crisp recording of some delicious yet lamentably overlooked songs in jazz history. I’m very excited about this recording, and this great singer!” Alex Pangman – Juno Nominee, Vocalist, Band Leader Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing
"yeah, baby! you're one of the very few authentic singers in the tradition.xo" Rita Di Ghent – Composer, Vocalist, Teacher