Bio

Carol Deminski is a New Jersey native; she currently lives in Jersey City. She has performed in America, Europe and Asia.

REPERTOIRE
Carol loves all kinds of music! She sings everything from Jazz to Blues to early Rock n Roll, Classic Oldies and New Orleans funk.

BAND LEADER
Carol leads different bands. Carol Deminski and the Little Jazz Birds is a changeable ensemble group (duo, trio, quartet, etc.), she also regularly performs Jazz in New Orleans too. If cover music is more your style, the Raise the Bar Band covers rock n roll, blues, classic oldies and New Orleans funk.

STUDIES
Ms. Deminski has studied with Grammy Award winning vocalist Catherine Russell, pianist Jon Weber; pianist Norman Simmons (accompanist to Carmen McRae, Helen Humes and others); Grammy Nominated vocalist Roseanna Vitro; vocalist Carrie Jackson; keyboardist Radam Schwartz, and vocal technique gurus Barbara Maier and Christine Correa.

PERFORMANCES
In Manhattan, she has performed at the Iridium, Dizzys Club Coca Cola, Mona's, Fat Cat, Kitano, The Rum House, Arthur's Tavern (sitting in with the legendary Grove Street Stompers), Jimmy's 43, and Rue B. She also participates in the Cobi Narita Singers Jam.

In New Jersey, she has sung at Ocean Place Resort, The Hutton, Calandra's "La Tavola", Groove on Grove (Jersey City), Jazz For Lunch (Jersey City), Jazz on Sloan (South Orange), Old York Cellars Winery, Hotel Tides, DLV Lounge, Waypoint622, The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Rail at Readington, Maggie's in Ringwood, Tommy Fox's Public House, Tara's Tavern, Zupko's Tavern, The Firehouse Family Restaurant, The Lamp Post Inn, The Priory, Tilted Kilt, Glen Rock Inn, Colts Neck Inn, Mount Holleran Towne Tavern, St. Moritz Grill, Moores (aka Bill & Ruth's), the Blue Moon (South Amboy), Robin's Nest Rhythm & Blues, Crossroads, The Old Bay and elsewhere.

In New Orleans, Carol has performed at The Little Gem Saloon (CBD), The Starlight (French Quarter), The Spotted Cat, Bamboula's, The Maison, Three Muses, The Dragon's Den, Rare Form (all on Frenchmen), Legends Park and Fritzel's European Jazz Club (both on Bourbon.)

In the Philippines she performed with the Henry Katindig trio at the Seda Hotel, and with Joey Casal at the Wine Club. In Hong Kong she performed at the Orange Peel Nightclub, and in Zurich at Jazz Barrage.

MUSICAL FRIENDS
She has performed with many musicians, including: (keyboardists) Edsel Gomez, Radam Schwartz, Dave Braham, Benjamin Rosenblum, Mark Cohn, Gary Schaeffer, William Gorman, Richie McCrae, Frank Owens, Melvin Davis; (bassists) Frankie Hernandez, Phil Butler, Mike Weatherly, Jared Engel, Brian Nalepka, Dan Martin, Earl Sauls, Ben Rubens; David Bamber (drummers) Michael Mittelsdorf, Don Williams, Bruce Tyler, Noel Sagerman, (guitarists) George Naha, Vinny Carao, Charlie Jones, Russ Crapella, Bob Pilcher, Courtney Sappington, Bruce Hector, Frank Sole, Jon Boudrot; (front liners) Frank Grasso, Greg Grispart, Joe Licari, Barry Bryson, Vince Gardner, Dave Dilzell, Scott Ricketts, Jim Bogle, Jeff Hummel, and Cornell McGhee; and in Asia, with Henry Katindig, Jeannie Tiongco, Colby Dela Calzada, Joey Casal, and Jeun Nackorda ... to name a few!

Carol Deminski with her partner, drummer Michael Mittelsdorf

Carol Deminski with her partner, drummer Michael Mittelsdorf

Carol and Michael, in performance

Carol and Michael, in performance

Carol and Michael sitting in with the legendary Grove Street Stompers.

Carol and Michael sitting in with the legendary Grove Street Stompers.