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The best kept secret in music


"Santa Barbara News"

"Simply I use my vocal talents to please that listener"

To get a feeling for Forte' Carter, one needs only to look at her repertoire.

Clearly, the Los Angeles based singer is not going to get sterotyped any time soon, but her emphasis will be on Jazz, Sunday night when she performs with the Richard Grant Quartet at SOHO.

"I love to please my audience," she said. "I feel great knowing I am getting to the heart of people" to see them laugh or cry, lets me know I made that connection".

Carter is a graduate of the Billy Higgins World Stage Workshop, which has produced such notables as "Black Note". Carter has a clearly defined career objective: "To utilize the full spectrum of my vocal and writing abilities to bring more joy into the world through songs. I love to please my audience. - Tom Jacobs

"Los Angeles Downtown News"

One, two, three Forte'

The songs of Forte' Carter will filter across Grand Avenue Thursday evening as the Museum of Contemporary Art's (MOCA) "Summer Nights" jazz series continues.

Forte' an Indianapolis native who boasts a four octave range, will perform a Tribute to Billie Holiday.

Forte' who spends 6 months of each year performing in Japan and will be backed by the six piece unit "Umoja" (which means unity in Swahili)

- Arts Flash

"Kaleidascope Radio Magazine"

Forte' Carter's CD "Here I Am" was featured on 99.3 FM Los Angeles, reaching 500,000 listeners.

I was very impressed by your professionalism. I have enjoyed featuring you on the "Groove Show" and look forward to hearing more great music from you. - Nina Rodgers


Lady Forte' Jazz CD
Here I AM R&B CD
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Los Angeles Jazz Stations


Feeling a bit camera shy


Forte', her name says it all
Born with aptitude & talent. Forte' is Vocalist, Keyboardist, Song Writer, Producer and President of Excalibur Records her independent Record Label along with Chocolate Star Music Publishing.

Forte' began singing and harmonizing to records and radio at an early age. Winning talent shows at public schools and singing in the Church Chior in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Making her way to California she began keeping a schedule chockfull of concerts and appearances. She has performed in a bevy of theatrical productions..."Ain't Misbehavin" & "Cinderella Brown".

A first Soprano with a clear four octave range. Forte' is proficient in all styles of music, including jazz and gospel.

Forte's dynamic stage presence and sheer vocal power never fail to stimulate and reward her audience.

Forte' is known for her ability to connect with people sometimes bringing them to their feet or bringing tears to their eyes, and with her lively high fashion sense, dramatic good looks and easy stage presence, her performanaces are always fulfilling. Her technique and range as a singer stand on their own.

Forte' is know internationally with her hit song "Love Slave" in the Netherlands, and Japan is a second home where enthusiastic fans are always ready for "SHOWTIME"

So whether in a Concert Hall, Theatre, Night Club, Church or whatever the show calls for, simply put spreading her personalized message of joy and inspiration through song to the world, is very rewarding to Forte'.

Any song that Forte' serenades, becomes a vocal "MASTERPIECE"