"Funky, Fantastic French Feeling...a Musical Ménage à Trois"
Acclaimed vocalist, recording artist and songwriter Carol Rossio performs swingin' blues, sultry jazz and groovy French retro pop - oh la la!
Carol has opened for Grammy-winners Angélique Kidjo and Poncho Sanchez, recorded with Smooth Jazz legend pianist Tom Grant, appeared as special guest soloist with the internationally renowned Robbie Laws Band at Portland's Waterfront Blues Festival and performed at wineries, nightclubs, resorts and festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Carol’s live shows enchant listeners with her range and charisma. Working with fabulous instrumentalists both in the US and in France, her three cd recordings feature smooth vocal jazz styling plus quirky, hip arrangements of original and retro French pop tunes.
All three cds have received critical acclaim and frequent airplay on KOPB 91.5fm, KMHD 89.1fm and KBOO 90.7fm plus glowing reviews in The Oregonian, Willamette Week, Jazzscene Magazine, Borders Books and Music News, The Portland Tribune, Positively Entertainment and Oregon Music News.
These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (French version) is currently trending as Carol’s #1 download on i-Tunes with sales in France, Spain, Italy, Denmark, The UK, The US, Canada and Japan:
"Portlander Rossio has always had a preference for French lyrics, and she delivers them with ease and the skill of many years of experience. Nancy Sinatra had the hit, but Rossio puts Nancy in the dust on the unlikely choice, These Boots Are Made for Walkin' (in French!)"
Jazz Society of Oregon Music Critic