Linda Carone with a “Twist”

Linda Carone is a jazz and blues vocalist, a niche song stylist and interpreter of now-vintage, then popular, music from the 1920’s, 30’s and beyond.

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 and pure. Ms. Carone’s raw, natural and diverse approach to music has shaped her vocal style in a way that is playful, intimate and unpretentious. 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.

“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’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 Reid’s Distillery, Jazz Bistro, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Orillia & Merrickville Jazz Festivals, Old Mill Inn, Ontario Place Art & Music Festival, U of T Harthouse, Berkeley Bicycle Club’s Jazz on Jarvis, Distillery District Christmas Market, SpiritHouse, Coco Espresso Bar in Yorkville, RasaBar, 120 Diner, Relish Bar & Grill, Free Times Cafe, Lula Lounge, Dovercourt House, Gate 403, White Elephant Bar and Rasputin Vodka Lounge as well as various venues and private functions. 

OUT JANUARY 20, 2023

Linda Carone’s new album recorded in Toronto is supported by a stellar group of musicians and is raring to go. Established as a jazz and blues vocalist and niche song stylist, Linda’s fresh recording titled Lemon Twist is loaded with cool chill vibes & spicy sounds. Modern jazz elements flirt with exotic Latin textures to create a lively, bold swinging beat that will have you snapping your fingers.

“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

Canadian bassist George Koller (Bruce Cockburn, Peter Gabriel) had worked with Linda previously as producer on her well received debut album, Black Moonlight. Koller was again invited to produce this recording with a Latin fusion directive. Linda’s vision included the beloved and in-demand Peruvian percussionist Luis Orbegoso (Jerry González, Stevie Wonder) and pianist/composer Jeremy Ledbetter (Alfredo de la Fé). Also added to the exemplary list of musicians is Cuban-born Alexander Brown on Trumpet, Ben Wittman (Sting, Paul Simon) on drums and featuring Perry White and Johnny Johnson on saxophones. 
“I wanted to inject a bit of my passion for Afro-rhythms into this recording. I had an intuition that between the level of musicianship, the strength of the song curation and the direction of Koller, we could take these songs to the next level.” A collaboration this vintage song siren prefers to call ‘mid-century modern jazz tinged with mambo vibes’ or what Tito Puente might call ‘jazz with the Latin touch.’ Linda’s interpretation of these rare gems are well-stirred on Lemon Twist.
Similarly, to Linda’s debut release gaining local and international airplay, as well as winning several song, video awards and album reviews, the forthcoming album Lemon Twist is expected to be met with similar excitement as new and devoted fans await to hear a voice that is as rare and distinct as the repertoire she uncovers, and the songs she chooses to sing.

“yeah, baby! you’re one of the very few authentic singers in the tradition.xo” Rita Di Ghent – Composer, Vocalist, Teacher

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