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 3 different bands. Carol Deminski and the Little Jazz Birds is a changeable ensemble group (duo, trio, quartet, etc.), she also leads the Carol Deminski Dixieland Band for great Hot Jazz. Finally, the Raise the Bar Band is a five piece group covering 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, 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, 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, Robin's Nest, Moores (aka Bill & Ruth's), the Blue Moon (South Amboy), Crossroads, The Old Bay and elsewhere.

In New Orleans, Carol has performed at The Little Gem Saloon, The Spotted Cat, Bamboula's, The Maison, Fritzel's European Jazz Club, Three Muses, The Dragon's Den, Rare Form, Lucky's Bar and in Legends Park on Bourbon Street. 

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) Richie McCrae, Frank Owens, Melvin Davis, Radam Schwartz, Edsel Gomez, Mark Cohn, Gary Schaeffer, Dave Braham, Benjamin Rosenblum, William Gorman; (bassists) Mike Weatherly, Jared Engel, Brian Nalepka, Dan Martin, Earl Sauls, Ben Rubens; David Bamber (drummers) Michael Mittelsdorf, Don Williams, Bruce Tyler, Noel Sagerman, (guitarists) Charlie Jones, Bob Pilcher, Courtney Sappington, Bruce Hector, Frank Sole, Jon Boudrot; (front liners) Joe Licari, Barry Bryson, Frank Grasso, 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.