Teresa’s education includes years of training in music and voice at
Ithaca College, and The Harlem School of the Arts, and with vocal
coaches in New York.
She has performed extensively in the jazz
venues of New York with such New York jazz legends as Wynton Marsalis,
Philly Joe Jones, Junior Cook and Tommy Turentine. She has recorded with
Wynton Marsalis, Ray Drummond, Tom Harrell, and others.
returned to the Denver area in 1984, where she performed at such venues
as The Bay Wolf, Josephinas, Fisherman’s Wharf, A Touch of Class, and
Garbo’s among others until 1991. She then sang opera at Mike Berardi’s
for four years, winning many accolades including Best Opera Singer for
Westword’s ‘Best Of’, in 1992. At this time she also recorded a CD in
New York, with Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker.
Teresa relocated to
the western slope in 1995, where she sang at The Little Nell in Aspen
for a season. She also sang at The Silver Tree Hotel and Maurice’s, in
Snowmass Village. She worked at many restaurants and clubs in Carbondale
and Glenwood Springs. She then met and married her husband David and
relocated again to Denver.
Since 2000, she has been living and working in the Denver Area.. Teresa
spends time working for various fund raisers and charity events. She
volunteers at Denver’s KUVO 89.3FM Radio Station, and is featured on Volumes
5 and 7 of KUVO’s yearly LIVE STUDIO compilation CD. She just released her
first CD as a leader, Smile which features Teresa Carroll, Chip Stephens,
Kenny Walker, Peter Sommer and Todd Reid. Teresa also volunteers for “The
Marion Downs Hearing Center” at University Hospital.
is the genuine article, the silk purse, a real jazz singer. She has a warm
rich voice that can be downright gorgeous.”
Arlynn Nellhaus, The Denver
“Teresa’s style is all her own, when she gets inside a ballad,
she can break your heart.” Bill Gallo, Westword
“Teresa is one of
those show business naturals who was born for the day when a mike would be
handed to her, she sings to my heart.”
Freddy Bosco, Denver Daily News