““Ms. Rossio’s CD, French (Re)Mix, is a perfect blend of French jazz and American pop delivered with sophistication and wit.” ”
— Borders Books and Music
Acclaimed Pacific Northwest vocalist and recording artist Carol Rossio performs swingin' blues, sultry jazz & groovy French retro pop - ooh la la! 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 showcase Carol's smooth vocal jazz styling, offering quirky yet hip arrangements of recognizable jazz standards along with original French pop tunes. These days, you can find The Carol Rossio Quintet performing regularly at Northside Bar and Grill in Bend, OR.
Carol has opened for Grammy-winner Angélique Kidjo at the Aladdin Theatre, performed at The Taste of Beaverton featuring Grammy-winner Poncho Sanchez, performed with two Grammy-nominees (Giovanni Parra and Randy Porter), recorded and performed with smooth jazz pioneer Tom Grant, appeared as special guest soloist with the internationally renowned Robbie Laws band at Portland's Waterfront Blues Festival and performed at weddings, wineries, nightclubs, resorts and festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest.
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