Boots (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
Known affectionately as Portland’s Own French Chanteuse. Incorrigible Francofile, vocalist, recording artist and songwriter Carol Rossio casts a shining light on the Pacific Northwest music scene, singing bluesy jazz and sultry pop with French flair ooh la la!
Whether opening for Grammy-winners Angelique Kidjo and Poncho Sanchez, performing with the internationally-acclaimed Robbie Laws Band at the 2013 Portland Waterfront Blues Festival or working in an intimate cabaret setting, Carol’s live shows enchant listeners with her range and charisma.
Her three cd recordings (available on i-Tunes, Amazon and CD Baby) feature smooth vocal jazz styling and hip arrangements of original pop tunes – imagine sipping a smoky Cabernet while courting l’amour in a dimly lit, exotic French café (Morocco, Tangiers, Madagascar anyone?)
All three cds have received critical acclaim, including 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.
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 George Fendel
In addition to her solo singing engagements, Carol performs with the newly formed band French Twist (three part vocal harmonies en Francais) and also sings with Oregon Symphony’s Portland Symphonic Choir and First Unitarian Church of Portland’s Unitarian Choir.