Friday, March 17, 2023

Spotlight: Amanda Carr

Amanda Carr
jazz vocalist

As a vocalist, Amanda is an international recording and performing artist. She is a two-time Boston Music Awards Nominee, and her five jazz albums and live performances have received worldwide critical acclaim for her fresh interpretations of the Great American Songbook. The Wall Street Journal hailed her, "...a true jazz singer in a time of wannabes."

Amanda is a headlining artist at jazz festivals from the US to Italy to Australia. Not limited by any genre, she has also performed with orchestras and as a solo artist as well as with pop, rock, blues, folk, and jazz artists.

Her performance credits include work with Michael Feinstein, Keith Lockhart and The Boston Pops, The Artie Shaw Orchestra, The Harry James Band, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Michael Chiklis Band (MCB), the Hirsh Gardner Project, and many others. She traveled to China to represent the USA as a musical ambassador, performing hit songs by famous American pop artists in a series of theater shows.

As a songwriter, Amanda has contributed original compositons to her own albums, for TV and film productions, and on-demand for private events. In 2014, she wrote the The Boston Anthem, sung by Boston rock luminary, Charlie Farren and released as a single.

Amanda is an accomplished and in-demand mobile DJ and Master of Ceremonies at private events throughout New England. Her ability to add live singing and/or instrumental performance enlivens and elevates any event to the truly special and memorable, well beyond the offerings of a standard DJ and host. She can even compose an original song or other music, especially for an event, to make it utterly unique.

From 2012-2016, Amanda was the official CBS Radio color commentator for Boston's prestigious annual Boston Pops July 4th Fireworks Spectacular concert on the Esplanade. She is also the current Executive Director of WICN Public Radio, an NPR affiliate located in Worcester, MA. Amanda has appeared as a guest on the judging panel on the popular, long-running Community Auditions TV talent show.

Amanda is a music teacher, formally educated, and has taught in a variety of academic settings. She currently offers specialized, private instruction: Vocal Lessons, Pop Vocal Ensemble, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Beginning Piano, and Songwriting.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Amanda Carr Returns to Spring Pops!

Audience favorite jazz vocalist Amanda Carr returns as special guest artist to perform with the Concord Band for two special nights. The theme for the Pops concerts is "Moon and Stars." 

Reserved seating at cafe tables with 4 or 6 seats:

  • $30 per person for 1-3 tickets
  • $25 per person for 4 or more tickets

Save your seats now!