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Original Music Label Releases

CarrToons

Live in San Giorgio

Tender Trap

Soon

Common Thread
Amanda Carr with the Kenny Hadley Big Band

Strong:
A Boston Anthem

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Symphony Conductor References: 
Keith Lockhart, The Boston Pops
David McKenzie, New Bedford Symphony
Steve Karidoyanes, The Plymouth Philharmonic
Bob Bernhardt, The Boston Pops Orchestra

Notable Published Articles:
Wall Street Journal – Nat Hentoff,
“She’s on the Road to Renown” (2007)

Wall Street Journal – Nat Hentoff,
“Keeping the Big-Band Sound Alive”  (2010)

JazzTimes – Lee Mergner,
“Amanda Carr is musical Multitasker” (2010)

Awards/Nominations:
2015  Paul Harris Fellowship Award – Rotary Club Int’l

2013  Kawai Institute America – Best in Class/Presentation
2012  New England Music Awards – Top Jazz Act
2010  Boston Music Awards – Best Jazz Artist
New England Emmy Award for Documentary Original Score
Telly Award: Original Composition for Boston Food Bank fundraising video

Broadcast Documentary & Composition:
Original Score:  The Story of Golf  (8-Part National Broadcast Series)

Original Songs:  Lil Iguana, Children’s Safety program series
Original Score:  Boston Red Sox 100 Years Baseball History
Original Score:  Red Sox Home Run Heroes

Available upon request:
Radio Spots/Corporate/Broadcast video reel

Original Song: 
Season 1 CBS Broadcast of “Vegas”

Current musical designations:
Artist Liaison for Boston Women in Media & Entertainment (www.bwme.org)

WBZ Radio/CBS Radio Music Commentator
& Co-host of The Boston Pops July 4th Fireworks Spectacular

Founder & Former CEO: American Big Band Preservation Society
501(c)3 est. 2009

Performed with…
Rock/Pop:

Michael Chiklis Band ‘MCB’, Laura Creamer, Charlie Farren, James Montgomery Band, Stephen Bishop, Hall & Oats, Orleans

Big Band: 
Harry James Orchestra, Glenn Miller Band, Artie Shaw Orchestra, Hal McIntyre Orchestra, John Allmark Big Band, Kenny Hadley Big Band, Steve Allen

Folk: 
Mary Travers, Rick Danko, Richie Havens, Dave Guard

Jazz: 
Giacomo Gates, Sheila Jordan, Herb Pomeroy, James Moody

Symphony:
The Boston Pops, New Bedford Symphony, Plymouth Philharmonic

Featured Artist: 
Boston Pops Orchestra w/ Keith Lockhart, July 4th Fireworks Spectacular, Boston Esplanade 2011; Thomas Dolby- Invisible Lighthouse Tour-2013
Jackie Robinson Foundation 2011- w/ Sheila E, Jeffrey Osborne and George Russell.

Tour/Festival mentions:
Eurojazz Festival, Italy-  George Mraz, James Moody, Marshall Solal
Noosa Jazz Festival, Noosa, Australia-  Headliner
U.S. Tour, starred in self-produced “ A Tribute to Peggy Lee and Benny Goodman”
American Ambassador Tour- Shanghai, China

Repeat venues:
Birdland, NYC, Dizzy’s Coca Cola NYC, Kitano, NYC, Brisbane Jazz Club, Australia; Sculler’s Jazz Club, Boston,  Catalina Jazz Club, Los Angeles

Personal Discography:
Amanda Carr/ Carr Toons – 1996

Amanda Carr/Live in San Giorgio  (Italy) -1999
Amanda Carr/Tender Trap- 2004
Amanda Carr/Soon – 2007
Amanda Carr with the Kenny Hadley Big Band /Common Thread- 2010

BILLBOARD POP CHARTS: Top 50
JAZZ CHARTS: Top 50

AMAZON SALES CHART: 
Soon #2, Common Thread #5

Discography-Contributions:
Velveteen Playboys, Shakin’ Not Stirred; Dan Gabel & The Abletones, Homesick for New England; Michael Chiklis Band, Extravaganza;  Rob Zapulla, You Ought to be Having Fun

Dave Guard (Kingston Trio), Up & In ; Brian Kelley, Drums 101; Old Vienna Kaufeehaus, Volume One – (National Folk Archives-Smithsonian)