Caroline Drury
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Caroline Drury


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The best kept secret in music


"Caroline Drury - Jazz"

Drury’s voice is as clear as spring water and carries a high degree of warmth.

Richard Bourcier –
- Jazz

"Caroline Drury Plays In Asheville, NC"

Drury's voice is powerful, sultry…shouts control, range and ability beyond her years…sultry and silky, with a sound beyond her years. It doesn't hurt that she's a willowy dark-haired beauty with a charming way about her.

Carol Mallett Rifkin – Take 5, Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC
- Take 5, Citizen - Times

"Caroline Drury, Simple Life Review"

" 'Simple Life' is simple only in its delivery, as Rick Kilburn and Miles Black lay down an uncluttered jazz tinged background for Drury to paint her sounds capes on...Drury's music may be out of time with the rest of her generation, but it's never going to be out of place. Simplicity at its finest!"

Ian Scott
Victoria Star, Grand Falls, NB
- Victoria Star

"Caroline Drury - CBC"

"Elegant and sophisticated and natural...Caroline Drury shows great taste and style in the songs she sings. She has the chops and range to sing anything she hear her sing is to hear great music with fresh ears."

Paul Grant
CBC Radio's 'Hot Air'
- CBC Radio

"Fly Me To The Moon Review"

"Caroline Drury...whose voice rich and sweet is the kind of female voice that will touch the heart of every man."

Lui Zhi Gang
Hi Fi Review
Hong Kong
- Hi Fi Review

"Caroline Drury @ NACC"

"Caroline Drury's voice can only be described as smooth and crystalline"

Michelle LeTourneau
Northern News Services
Yellowknife, NWT
- Northern News Services

"Caroline Drury"

"...Caroline Drury is a versatile communicator"

Jeff Chapman
Toronto Star
- Toronto Star


Loving You, Loving Me
2005 - Chelsea Bridge Records

Simple Life EP
2003 - Independant

Swing Into Christmas (Peters Drury Quartet)
2004 - Independant

Hot Air - Volume 3 compilation CD, 2002 (CBC)

Backbeat (Peters Drury Quartet)
2001 - Independant

Truly Something Best of the CBC True North Concerts, compilation, 2001, (CBC)

Summertime compilation CD, 2000 (Forward Music Ltd.)

When Old Met New (Peters Drury Quartet)
1999 - Independant


Feeling a bit camera shy


“I love that the configuration of this group is just voice, upright bass, acoustic guitar, and
a little piano,” says Caroline Drury of her latest release Loving You, Loving Me. “I can’t
explain in words why the sound strikes me so deeply but it does and it leaves such a
beautiful space in which to place a song.” Drury delivers a beautiful song and the world
has started to take notice, her recording and touring schedule points to the fact that she is,
and has been very much “in-demand,” for a number of years. At only 24 years of age,
Caroline Drury brings that rare combination of youthful enthusiasm and experience to

A native of Whitehorse, Yukon, Drury began singing simply for the love of it. It was not
too long before her natural talent was spotted by local pianist/educator Grant Simpson.
After her introduction to jazz she was hooked and her efforts soon paid off with her first
great association: the Peters/Drury Trio. This Whitehorse threesome featured two
brothers who loved jazz and who had asked Drury to join their group. Success came
quickly and the trio hooked up with bassist Rick Kilburn, a musician based in
Vancouver who had spent years on the road performing with Dave Brubeck and Mose
Allison among others. Acting as mentor and bass player, Kilburn produced two
Peters/Drury CDs, When Old Met New and Backbeat. Both CDs were an instant success
and had Drury crisscrossing the country as well as performing in the United States to
large sell-out crowds. Playing jazz standards and swingin’ all the way, the Peters/ Drury
Trio went on to become a favorite for Canadian jazz radio, at jazz press and at numerous
Jazz Festivals across the country; additionally, they became an associate of UNESCO, the
cultural wing of the United Nations.

With members of the Peters/Drury Trio moving on
to pursue individual projects, Drury, who had relocated to Vancouver, was ready to begin
her second great association on Loving You, Loving Me.

While her early education has been in the school of the jazz standard, she breaks out on
Simple Life, where she features original songs alongside of modern pop classics with a
twist. “This is the first time I have recorded where I have been part of the writing process.
I love it so much,” says Drury. “All of these lyrics were written on my bedroom floor
here in Vancouver and the music was written in collaboration with Miles Black and Rick
Kilburn. Miles Black is a seminal jazz pianist in Vancouver and has performed with such
jazz legends as Maynard Feguson and Max Roach. More recently Black began playing
the guitar as well, and his unique and spacious playing has become the perfect backdrop
to the new Drury sound which also feature Kilburn on bass. Originals here feature songs
like Alone, Lets Just Stay Inside, and Simple Life. Simple songs with timeless messages.
Also included here are Sting’s Fragile, and The Searchers classic and whimsical Love
Potion #9.

Caroline Drury’s stock continues to rise in the jazz world. The wide acceptance of Loving
You, Loving Me, has led to many more opportunities for her. Recently presented in
concert in Philadelphia by the Jazz Series in the Zellerbach Theatre, she was added to
a subscription series that included the likes of Dianne Reeves, Pat Metheny, and
Wynton Marsalis. In April of 2001 she had the privelege of performing for Prince Charles on visit to Canada.

Listening to Drury, it’s easy to hear she is “Elegant, sophisticated and
natural” (Paul Grant, host of CBC Radio’s Hot Air). Drury “whose voice, rich and
sweet, is the kind of female voice that will touch the heart of everyman,” (Hi Fi Review,
Hong Kong). True to the spirit of her own discovery, Caroline Drury shows us a new side
of her great talent, singing beautiful songs and giving us all a taste of the simple life.