It’s always fun and gratifying every time when I find a precious diamond in the rough or flower growing in the middle of masonry. Stacy Carter, a radiant source of light and a fresh new look for today’s soulful jazz music, her incredible new sound and passion for the music is apparent each time I see her live on stage. She’s been traveling the globe unleashing her unique style of soulful jazz for awhile, she’s coming to town this weekend to perform live my saxophonist Tony Bolivar, and The New World Ensemble band in the beautiful City of Alamo. Stacy was born across the bridge over in San Mateo, where her singing career began and quickly grew in the San Francisco Bay Area. From the beginning her mother knew Stacy had amazing gifts to offer the world and entered her into places where she could live her dream, starting with the California Miss Pageant System and Stacy also sang in school choir and musical theatre. She performed at Great America in Santa Clara, and was forth runner up for Miss San Jose. Years later in Southern California, she sang in the club scene later moving to Japan where opened for R&B groups Klymaxx and Oakland based band Lakeside.
Like most talented singers with a golden voice, Stacy recorded an album and performed voiceovers for commercials. While residing over in Japan, Stacy started singing traditional Jazz music around the area, quickly making a name for herself among promoters while building a reputation for professionalism and dependability. Since returning to the States, Stacy has continued her singing career performing in many venues around the Bay Area, winning a Jazz vocal competition at Marqs in Menlo Park and began performing there every Thursday night for months. Later becoming a regular at the new Yoshi’s Lounge in San Francisco, these days Stacy’s singing at Forli Ristorante, 3160 Danville Blvd. in Alamo, Ca 94507. Her next show there will be on Sunday, May 15th at 4pm, she’ll be joined by The New World Jazz Ensemble comprised of Mark Anderson on keys, Marvin Ibe on bass, Mike Ramos on guitar, Al Marshal on drums and Tony Bolivar on sax and flute.
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