London-born and now living in Co Carlow, Ireland, Carole has composed for, recorded and performed worldwide with her own band Zrazy and has won national and international awards for her work. She is an internationally recognised and gold-disc-winning songwriter. She works as a pianist, saxophonist, vocal coach, teacher, arranger, producer, lyricist and session player.
She has just released a sixth album with Zrazy, The Art of Happy Accidents, and is performing with a number of different bands in Kilkenny and Dublin.
The Carole Nelson Trio is a new project that explores new compositions for piano
Her choral composition Beloved can be heard here.
“glorious free-spirited jazz” – The Irish Times
Carole teaches saxophone, jazz piano and voice in Dublin City Centre and the south east. She draws on 30 years of teaching experience in both classical and contemporary music, including jazz, blues, funk, pop, and world music Her approach to teaching draws on the richness of her many years as a professional musician. She enjoys the creative challenges of teaching all levels, from beginners to advanced,
“She is a gifted intuitive who tracks closely with the student's own needs and is extremely generous with her gifts” – Susan Boston, student