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The Jazz FM Awards 2013: Meet the Nominees: Carleen Anderson – UK Vocalist of the Year

Carleen Anderson arrived in the UK in the late 1980s and quickly rose to stardom with her band the ‘Young Disciples’. After the band dissolved, she continued a successful career as a solo artist. Still one of the most powerful vocalists today, Carleen Anderson has been a favorite of audiences and fellow artists alike for over two decades. She has been quoted by as a major influence by many vocalists, like Amy Winehouse: “For live performances, you absolutely have to see Carleen Anderson – at least 3 times in your life!”

Carleen routinely sells out Ronnie Scott’s in London and her all new CARLEEN ANDERSON SOUL TRIO is quickly becoming a hot tip in the Jazz Festival Circuit.

Carleen was raised by her paternal grandparents who ran a gospel church in Houston, Texas. She is the daughter of the original James Brown revue’s Vicki Anderson, her stepfather was Bobby Byrd, James Brown’s right hand man, and James Brown was Carleen’s Godfather. Her Aunt Bettye Anderson, who largely contributed to Carleen’s musical education, was a classically trained vocalist and sang at Martin Luther King’s sermons.

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