Amanda Carr

Amanda Carr

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Amanda carr is a Jazz and Pop Vocalist with 3 CD's in international distribution. Performed and toured in Europe. Last release, Tender Trap, on Jazz Week charts in 2005. Working and recording with the acclaimed John Wilkins trio.

Biography

AMANDA CARR

Daughter of Big Band vocalist, Nancy Carr and trumpet player, Nick Capezuto, Amanda Carr is a multi-styled vocalist/pianist that has focused on fresh interpretations of the Great American Songbook. For three decades she has recorded and performed around the world, adding her own musical gems as well which have received critical acclaim from a tough bevy of jazz reviewers. Her third and latest CD, “Tender Trap”, hit Jazz Week’s top 60 nationwide in 2005. The CD received a stunning 4-stars from All Music Guide and Jazz Review.com donned her “…a first rate vocalist”. Currently, she is starring in “A Tribute to Peggy Lee and Benny Goodman” with the Everett Longstreth Orchestra.
She has headlined at the EuroJazz festival in Italy along with James Moody and George Mraz. Amanda has also composed and performed award-winning music for two PBS documentaries, receiving both a National Emmy nomination and a New England Emmy award. In 1999 she was awarded the Videographer Award by the NTA for excellence in Music Composition in addition to 3 Telly Awards. Ms. Carr has dozens of T.V. and Radio commercials to her credit.

Among her own recordings, her eclectic album credits include composing and performing with the late great Dave Guard from the Kingston Trio on his final album “Up & In” and a featured guest on The Old Vienna Kaufeehaus’ album (the 1st of two) featuring New England’s best folk singer/songwriters.

Amanda returns to Scullers with her quartet; John Wilkins, Kenny Hadley, Bronek Suchanek and Arnie Krakowsky, the same rhythm section of the acclaimed Kenny Hadley Big Band. She will bring these same players into the studio with her this fall to record her upcoming jazz CD yet to be titled.

Lyrics

I Can't See Christmas

Written By: Amanda Carr

I Can’t See Christmas Anywhere
(words and music by Amanda Carr)

This joyous season filled with cheer and goodwill all around
To lift our hearts and (our) spirits or nail them to the ground

I try to keep you close to me, though I know that you’re not here
And I keep my wishes secret, hoping you’ll appear

It’s happens to us all sometimes: Christmas makes us blue
It fills us up with emptiness and breaks our heart in two

CHORUS:
So take away the presents,
The ribbons and the bows
Cuz without you here this is a Christmas, I don’t wanna know

(Instrumental…..)

Even strangers passing on the street can see it in my eyes
And I’ve convinced myself a shopping bag is a good enough disguise
But the only thing I’ve spent so far is too much time alone
My only wish for Santa Claus, is you just coming home


CHORUS:
So take away the boxes,
The Ribbons and the bows
The hanging lights, the winter nights,
The glee, the sleigh, the snow
Christmas may be in the air
But all I’m breathing is despair
And love and war and this ain’t fair without you here with me

So take away the presents
The ribbons and the bows
The hanging lights, the winter nights,The glee, the sleigh, the snow
Christmas may be in the air
But all I’m feeling is despair
….. and I cant see x-mas anywhere, without you here with me

So take the star down from the tree
And pack the mistletoe
Cuz without you here this is a Christmas, I don’t wanna know (end)

Discography

Amanda Carr "Carr Toons" 1996 OMS Records
Amanda Carr "Live in San Giorgio" 1999 OMS Records
Amanda Carr "Tender Trap" 2004 OMS label

Set List

We are flexible, depending on the program. We adhere to the specific program guidelines.