Since her emergence onto the adult contemporary/urban jazz scene in the early 2000s, Carol Duboc has generously shared her wisdom and insight about love and romance in song via both compelling original material and uniquely stylized covers of pop classics.
On her multi-faceted new album Smile, the sultry singer and songwriter goes deeper emotionally than ever before. Carol co-produced Smile (and co-wrote all but one of its songs) with Grammy nominated keyboardist, recording artist, composer and producer Jeff Lorber. Lorber invited several of the studio greats who worked on his most recent Jeff Lorber Fusion recording Galaxy to add their jazzy sensibilities and soulful power to the Smile sessions – including drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, electric bassist Jimmy Haslip and guitarist Michael Thompson. Select tracks of Smile feature Grammy nominated bassist Brian Bromberg.
A Kansas City native, Carol first stepped out as a solo artist with her unique urban jazz style on her 2001 Gold Note debut With All That I Am, a set of original songs, which earned critical acclaim and established her as a dynamic new jazz-influenced singer/songwriter. Her subsequent releases include Duboc (2002), All of You (2005), Songs for Lovers (2008) and the Burt Bacharach Songbook (2009), which featured the legendary Hubert Laws on flute.