“What a surprise her voice is: individualistic and alluring at the same time.”
- RAYMOND KENT, WWOZ, NEW ORLEANS

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BIO/NEWS

“a skilled vocalist, top-notch in her phrasing and intonation, but she also possesses an ineffable ‘something extra’ that’s both compelling and engaging in its delivery of the stories she has to tell . . .”
–All About Jazz

When Carrie Wicks steps up to sing, her shy, demure manner gives you the impression that she just came from her day job as a librarian. Then she counts her band off, closes her eyes, and proceeds to mellifluously swing her butt off, unassumingly drawing the audience in all the while. At ease and unhurried, she meanders in and out of a medium swing, taking notice of every detail, seemingly to lag a mile behind the beat to examine the intricacies of an embellished chord, only to magically appear right in time without missing a step.

Her early musical background included playing viola in Summit, New Jersey, singing harmonies during middle school in a church choir in Dorset, Vermont, and then playing cornet in jazz band in high school. But it wasn’t until the fall of 2001, while living out in the woods of Indianola, Washington, when she ferried across the Sound for her first jazz-singing workshop in Seattle, that she fell for the bright light of urban jazz. Since then Ms. Wicks has been focusing on jazz vocals and collaboratively composing songs. She’s gained notice for her lustrous, burnished tone; her uncanny sense of phrasing and rhythm; and a delivery that’s both understated and passionate.

In 2010 her debut CD, I’ll Get Around to It, catapulted her to national acclaim, reaching to #26 in the JazzWeek charts. She followed it with Barely There in 2012, and her third album, Maybe, which released in October 2015. A Seattle resident, she has performed at Tula’s, the Triple Door, the Royal Room, the Sorrento Hotel, Vito’s, Egan’s Ballard Jam House, and other area venues.

Ms. Wicks is a two-time nominee for Seattle’s Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award “Vocalist of the Year” for 2012 and 2015.

News: To celebrate 2015, we’re happy to report (and to be listed among) the following:

 

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SOUND CLIPS

UPCOMING DATES

Friday, July 22, 2016
as Night-n-Gale w/ Aria Prame & Nick Allison on keys, Mike Barnett on bass, 7 pm
Egan’s

Friday, July 29, 2016
all originals w/ Nick Allison on keys, 8:00-9:45 pm
Match Coffee & Wine, Duvall, WA

Saturday, September 10, 2016
all originals w/ Nick Allison on keys, 8:00-9:45 pm
Match Coffee & Wine, Duvall, WA

PREVIOUS DATES

Saturday, July 9, 2016
as Night-n-Gale w/ Aria Prame
The Big Gig #7 (variety show) @ the Triple Door
8:00 pm

Sunday, July 10, 2016
as Night-n-Gale w/ Aria Prame @ Billy Brandt’s gig, 2:30 pm
Freeway Park, downtown Seattle

Saturday, July 2, 2016
w/ Nick Allison on keys, 8:00-10:00 pm
St. Cloud’s

Saturday, June 11, 2016
all originals w/ Nick Allison on keys
Match Coffee & Wine in Duvall, WA

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
w/ Ken Nottingham on bass sharing two co-written Bushwick Book Club originals
House of Julie (variety show) @ Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center

Friday, April 8, 2016
duo “Night-n-Gale” w/ Aria Prame, Nick Allison on keys, Michael Barnett on bass
Egan’s in Ballard

Saturday, March 26, 2016
all originals w/ Nick Allison on keys
Match Coffee & Wine in Duvall, WA

Saturday, March 12, 2016
duo w/ Aria Prame: “Night-n-Gale” along w/ Billy Brandt (vox),
Marina Christopher (bass/vox), Nick Allison (keys)
Clam Island Rowing Fund-Raiser, Bremerton Yacht Club

Friday, February 12, and Sunday, February 14, 2016
w/ Ken Nottingham on bass, performing a new original song inspired by Anais Nin’s Delta of Venus, care of Bushwick Book Club of Seattle
Cafe Nordo

Saturday, February 13, 2016
w/ Bill Anschell on piano and Jeff Johnson on bass
The Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island
SOLD OUT

Saturday, January 30, 2016
all originals w/ Nick Allison on keys
Match Coffee & Wine, Duvall, WA

Thursday, October 29, 2015: Third CD Release Celebration!
w/ Bill Anschell (p.), Jeff Johnson (b.), Byron Vannoy (d.)
Tula’s

Friday, September 4, 2015
w/ Aria Prame on vocals, Nick Allison on piano & Dean Schmidt on electric bass
Egan’s

Friday, September 25, 2015
w/ Ken Nottingham on upright bass
Bushwick Book Club presents original songs inspired by The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Dusty Strings

Saturday, June 13, 2015
w/ Nick Allison on keys
Match Coffee & Wine, Duvall

recorded & mixed third album: May 19, 25-27, June 12, 2015
mastered June 16, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015
w/ Bill Anschell on piano & Jeff Johnson on bass
Happy Hour at Richard’s in Fremont

May 10, 2015
Jazz Second Sunday at Anacortes Library
w/ Nick Allison on keys

Thursday, April 16, 2015
new Bushwick song inspired by Wild w/ Ken Nottingham on guitar
House of Julie (variety show featuring Julie Cascioppo) in the Chapel
Good Shepherd Center, Wallingford

Friday, March 27, 2015
w/ Nick Allison on keys
Match Coffee & Wine, Duvall

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
w/ co-writer Ken Nottingham on guitar
Bushwick Book Club original song inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s Wild at Town Hall, Seattle

Saturday, February 7, 2015
w/ Nick Allison on keys
Match Coffee & Wine, Duvall

Saturday, November 8, 2014
w/ Nick Allison on keys, 7:30 to 10 pm
Match Coffee & Wine
Duvall

October 15, 2014
w/ Bill Anschell (p.), Jeff Johnson (b.), Byron Vannoy (d.), 9 to 10:30 pm
Egan’s

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
private duo

Saturday, September 13, 2014
w/ Nick Allison on keys, 7:30 to 10 pm
Match Coffee & Wine
Duvall

Friday, August 29, 2014
w/ Aria Prame (vocals), Nick Allison (p.) & Mike Barnett (b.), 7 to 8:30 pm
Egan’s

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Songwriters at Egan’s showcase, 7 pm
w/ Eric Verlinde, Jeff Busch, Dean Schmidt
Egan’s

Friday, July 11, 2014
w/ Nick Allison on keys, 7:30 to 10 pm
Match Coffee & Wine
Duvall

Friday, June 20, 2014
w/ Nick Allison on keys, 7:30 to 10 pm
Match Coffee & Wine
Duvall

Saturday, May 31, 2014
w/ Nick Allison on piano from 7 to 8:30 pm
Egan’s

Saturday, March 29, 2014
w/ Nick Allison on keys, 7:30 to 10 pm
Match Coffee & Wine
Duvall

Thursday, April 3, 2014
w/ Bill Anschell (p.), Jeff Johnson (b.), Byron Vannoy (d.) 7:30 to 11 pm
Tula’s

February 20, 2014
second song composed for Bushwick Book Club Seattle presents Frankenstein
w/ Ken Nottingham on electric bass
Book-It Repertory Theatre

Friday, January 24, 2014
The Big Gig #6: a variety show w/ music, comedy, and dance
coproduced by Billy Brandt & Carrie Wicks
The Triple Door

January 10, 2014
w/ Nick Allison on keys, 7:30 to 10 pm
Match Coffee & Wine
Duvall

December 17 & 20, 2013
private holiday parties . . .

Sunday, November 24, 2013
Kim Rushing Memorial from 4 to 7 pm
w/ Andy Shaw, Kelley Johnson, John Hansen, Phil Sparks, Robert Rushing et al.
Tula’s

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Bushwick Book Club Seattle presents Jack Straw writers: a song inspired by . . .
w/ Ken Nottingham on bass
The Royal Room

Saturday, November 2, 2013
w/ Nick Allison on keys and Chris Symer on bass
from 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Sorrento Hotel Fireside Room

Thursday, September 12, 2013
w/ Nick Allison on keys from 8 to 10 pm
Barrel Thief, aka Wine Tea Chocolate

Thursdays July 25 and August 8, 2013
w/ Nick Allison on keys from 8 to 10 pm
Barrel Thief, aka Wine Tea Chocolate

Saturday, July 13, 2013
private recital

Saturday, July 20, 2013
w/ Nick Allison on piano and Michael Barnett on bass from 7 to 8:30 pm
Egan’s

Thursday, June 27, 2013
w/ Bill Anschell on piano, Chris Symer on bass, Byron Vannoy on drums from 7:30 to 11 pm
Tula’s

Saturday, June 1, 2013
w/ Bill Anschell on piano & Chris Symer on bass
from 8 to 10 pm
Vito’s

Friday, May 17, 2013
w/ StP (Something to Ponder = Ken Nottingham on bass, Ivan Lee on guitar) from 7:30 to 10 pm
Match Coffee & Wine
Duvall

April 18, 2013
House of Julie by Julie Cascioppo
duets w/ Aria Prame, 7:30 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center

March 20, 2013
w/ Nick Allison from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Boat Street Cafe

March 22, 2013
w/ Nick Allison on piano & Michael Barnett on bass from 7 to 8:30 pm
Egan’s

February 2, 2013
w/ StP (Something to Ponder = Ken Nottingham on bass, Ivan Lee on guitar) from 7:30 to 10 pm
Match Coffee & Wine
Duvall

January 26, 2013
The Big Gig #5 w/ the Thing & the Stuff Jazz Band
The Triple Door

January 12, 2012
private party in Kingston w/ StP

December 21, 2012
private house concert celebrating the solstice w/ Aria Prame, Geoff Harper on bass, Tim Kennedy on piano

December 7, 2012
w/ Nick Allison on piano & Chris Symer on bass from 7 to 8:30 pm
Egan’s

November 24, 2012
w/ StP (Something to Ponder = Ken Nottingham on bass, Ivan Lee on guitar) from 7:30 to 10 pm
Match Coffee & Wine
Duvall

October 20, 2012, from 7:30 to 10 pm
w/ StP (Something to Ponder = Ken Nottingham on bass, Ivan Lee on guitar)
Match Coffee & Wine
Duvall

October 12, 2012, from 8:30 to 10:30 pm
CD RELEASE PARTY! Join us in celebrating the release of our second CD Barely There!
w/ Bill Anschell on piano, Jeff Johnson on bass, Byron Vannoy on drums
The Royal Room

September 7, 2012, from 7 to 8:30 pm
w/ Nick Allison on piano and Chris Symer on bass
Egan’s

August 24, 2012
w/ StP (Something to Ponder w/ Ken Nottingham on bass and Ivan Lee on guitar)
Match Coffee & Wine

August 31, 2012
w/ StP (Something to Ponder w/ Ken Nottingham on bass and Ivan Lee on guitar)
The Green Frog
Bellingham

June 16, 2012
w/ StP (Something to Ponder w/ Ken Nottingham on bass and Ivan Lee on guitar)
Match Coffee & Wine
Duvall

June 9, 2012
w/ Robert Parks, Billy Brandt, and Aria Prame
Richard Rodseth on piano, Geoff Cooke on bass, Ben Morrow on drums, Dave Dolengewicz on sax/flute
Egan’s

May 11, 2012, from 7 to 8:30 pm
w/ Nick Allison on piano & Chris Symer on bass
Egan’s

recording second album: February 2012

Feb. 17, 2012
private event w/ Nick Allison

Jan. 28, 2012
The Big Gig #4 w/ the Thing & the Stuff Jazz Band
The Triple Door

Jan. 11, 2012
private event w/ Nick Allison

past 2010-11 dates:

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, w/ Bill Anschell, Chris Symer, Byron Vannoy
from 8 to 11ish pm
Tula’s

Oct. 15, 2011, wedding of a certain soon-to-be-famous YA fantasy author…
w/ Hans Brehmer & Steve Luceno

Thursday, June 30, w/ Bill Anschell, Jeff Johnson, and Byron Vannoy from 7 to 8:30 pm
Egan’s

June 25, 2011
Something to Ponder (w/ Ken Nottingham on bass and Ivan Lee on guitar)
from 7 to 9 pm
Starling Cafe
Lynnwood

February 4, 2011, sold-out at the Triple Door for the third year of coproducing w/ Billy Brandt the vocal jazz variety show The Big Gig, w/ Andy Shaw, Josie Howell, Michelle Searle, vocal trio Venus d’Bop, tap dancers Jessie Sawyers & Danny Nielsen, comedian Nathan Brannon…see Facebook page for details/photos from show: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Big-Gig/164156260286051

Merry holidays to all and thanks for visiting! If you’d like to hear a semi-holiday song, you can check out my MySpace page for “There’s Always Tomorrow,” recorded at the same time w/ the same band as my debut album, I’ll Get Around to It … http://www.myspace.com/carriewicks/music

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
w/ John Hansen on keys and lots of friends singing
from 8 to 11 pm
611 Supreme

Tuesday, November 2
w/ Geoff Harper on bass, from 8 to 10:30 pm
611 Supreme

Saturday, October 23
w/ Venus d’Bop (Kim Rushing and Aria Prame), from 7 to 8:30 pm
Egan’s

Friday, October 8
w/ Shanna Carlson on piano and Geoff Harper on bass, from 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Sorrento Hotel Fireside Room

Tuesday, September 21
w/ Geoff Harper on bass and Hans Teuber on horns, 8 to 10:30 pm
611 Supreme

September 1
w/ Billy Brandt and Aria Prame w/ the Thing and the Stuff Band, from 8:30 to 11:30 pm
Lucid

August 31
Geoff Harper on bass, from 8 to 10:30 pm
611 Supreme

August 13
w/ Bill Anschell on piano, from 8 to 10 pm
St. Cloud’s

QUOTES

“Eclectic passion from Seattle; lyrical expression & enchanting intonation . . . I thoroughly enjoyed your wonderful music. As global as true culture.”
– Christos Valtadoros, All About Jazz, Athens, Greece, Oct. 16, 2015

“…immense artistic promise…”
– Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes

“one to watch–March 2013”
– Dick Crockett, The Voice, 88.7FM, Sacramento, CA

“Great sounds! The past couple of years I’ve kind of sort of moved away from listening to vocalists, but your music—both times—brought me back.”
– Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz, 2012

“We like your ideas, mind, thoughts and spirit which resonate beautifully with your voice and the musicians. You have it together, woman.”
– Linda Yohn, WEMU Music Director, 2012

“I LOVE the CD!”
– Jim Bennett, Forms and Feelings, KWMR, 2012

“dig your velvet fist approach to the music”
– Linda Yohn, WEMU Music Director, 2010

“#4 Top 40 Best New CD Releases”
– Bob Parlocha, June 10, 2010

“I hear a lot of female vocalists but few as original and refreshing as you. Keep up the good work, love your voice and choices.”
– Mike Stratton (The Vinyl Side of Midnight), WLNZ, Lansing, MI

“Take it from me . . . you got what it takes. I am really impressed.”
– Ben Boddie (Taintradio, Jazz in the A.M.), Raleigh, NC

“You got it . . . in a great way. I listen to about 100 discs a month, of which 30 are playable, and 6 are good. Your CD is really good, and I don’t get to say that very often. I wish you much success, in a hard business, during ruff economic times . . . because you have a gift.”
– Rich Gangi, Jazz Director, WFIT in Melbourne, FL

“Last week, we received your new CD and we love it. Another great talent find for us from the NW. . . . You’ll be in our rotation.”
– Gano and Bev (Two4Jazz on Pure Jazz Radio), NM

“It’s great . . . . Keep up the good work!”
– John Pantherbone, CKXU Music Director, Lethbridge, AB

“Not a heavy ornate stylistic effort here, but rather an example of the new generation of understated jazz singing. Her style lies in the honesty of her singing & meaning every word. Swinging accompaniment by group.”
– Hildy, WRUV, July 15, 2010

“. . . an enigma”
– Chad McCullough, trumpeter

“sexy and sad all in one . . . the patience is deep and wonderful”
– Geoff Harper, bassist

CONTACT

Carrie Wicks Jazz VocalistFor bookings of any creative sort, collaborative notions, or to be added to Carrie’s mailing list, please send her a note:

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rose pic credit: Billy Brandt
all other photos: David Fox

 

CARRIE’S RECORD LABEL:
OA2 Records
8649 Island Drive South
Seattle, WA 98118
phone: 206-781-2589
http://www.oa2records.com



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