Carol was born in Miami, Florida in the U.S.A. where she began her classical piano studies at the age of four. She also studied the bassoon and the saxophone.
Her travels as a musician have spanned the globe from Carnegie Hall, New York, to the Montreux Palace in Switzerland, The Oasis Lounge in Hong Kong, and Walt Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida,
While attending university, Carol performed with the orchestras and jazz bands. Her experience as an accompanist led to numerous concerts with students and faculty members. She received her Masters Diploma from the University of Florida where she presented her thesis on â€œSpecial Dental Considerations for Musiciansâ€ to the music and dental departments of the university.
Carol has been a member of many different musical groups including â€œPat Johnson and the Reflectionsâ€, â€œThe Prime Time Jazz Quartetâ€, â€œRosie Oâ€™Gradyâ€™s World Famous Banjo Bandâ€, the â€œMickey Finn Orchestraâ€, and the â€œCarol Stein Quintetâ€. She has experience as a studio musician and has recorded four solo albums; â€œThe Piano Barâ€ (featuring her own compositions), â€œCarol Stein Liveâ€ (traditional standards), â€œThe Piano Ladyâ€ (elegant pianisitic ballads), and â€œThe Jazz Ladyâ€ (swinging standards with her jazz quintet). Additionally, she recorded â€œOrlando Styleâ€ with the Rosie Oâ€™Gradyâ€™s Banjo Band.
Carol enjoys composing and spontaneous arranging of pieces during a live performance. She may take a childâ€™s melody and turn it â€œinside-outâ€ in the style of Mozart, and then into a bossa nova, and end up with a Duke Ellington swing. She always likes to add a special touch to each piece she plays, which is one reason she enjoys singing and playing as a solo pianist. However, the challenge of performing with a group and the â€œmagicâ€ that occurs when musicians create a sound together is why Carol is always ready for a â€œJam Sessionâ€.
Carol is currently performing as the resident musician for the incredibly talented improv troupe at The Comedy Warehouse on Pleasure Island at Walt Disneyworld in Florida.
Carol is married to Jeffrey Breslauer, a very talented actor and writer. www.jeffreybreslauer.com
They happily reside in their eclectic and colorful home in Orlando, Florida.
Check out the artist's website:
1. I Have Dreamed
2. My Romance
3. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
4. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
5. Iâ€™ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
6. As Long As He Needs Me / Where is Love
7. My One and Only Love
8. How Do You Keep the Music Playing
9. You Donâ€™t Know What Love Is
10. End of a Love Affair /Evâ€™ry Time We Say Good-bye
11. I Wish You Love
12. Like Someone in Love