Liane Carroll - singer
One week at the Chateau is pure indulgence: Sharing the passion for Jazz with an interesting, culturally mixed group of people, learning from outstanding tutors, listening to inspiring instrumentalists as well as singers, enjoying fantastic food, having a lot of fun (nothing beats the English humour) and all of that in the most stunning environment is truly unique.
"Somehow, being away from home frees you up from the usual hangups about your own playing and makes you more willing to experiment. I learnt a lot of important principles here that stay with me today. Burned into my memory are visions of late night jams and french wine."
BBC Winner voted ‘Best of Jazz’ award and ‘Best vocalist’ - 2005. Born in London and raised in Hastings, Liane Carroll has been playing the piano since she was three. Her singing and piano playing have made her well known the around the world. Liane has been performing as a professional pianist and singer since the age of fifteen. She has toured and recorded with artists such as Gerry Rafferty, Ladysmith Black Mombasa and Paul McCartney. She has recently toured extensively with drum and bass band ‘London Elektricity’.
"Without a doubt one of my all time favourites. She has a remarkable delivery, powerful and soulful but at the same time she can sing a ballad to make you cry. And a personality to die for (one of the most entertaining performers we have here). Steve Rubie, 606 Jazz Club, London