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Carmela Rappazzo

Carmela RappazzoCarmela grew up in upstate New York with a love for the Great American Songbooks at an early age.
In New York City she attended ‘Theatrium’ and became involved in off-off Broadway Theater and appeared in a few independent films, later training with Eric Morris. Carmela moved to Los Angeles in ‘92 , working with such notable film directors as Rob Reiner, Wolfgang Petersen, Jonathan Lynn and Ken Kwapis.
She performed in the L. A. Jazz scene with the Jon Mayer trio and recorded “Black and White”, a straight ahead standards record with them.
After appearing in many of the local clubs she recorded her second album with Paul Smith, Jim DeJulio and Joe LaBarbera. This project ‘Regarding Frank’ was a tribute record to Sinatra and his 50’s Capitol years.
Shortly after this she formed her own trio. Out of this trio “The Girl Who Dreams Out Loud” was conceived. This album was a departure from familiar jazz standards and a new exploration of original materials by such notables as Hirth Martinez, Donald Fagen, Mike Melvoin and Carmela.
Her fourth album “Joseph City” combined straight ahead covers, with some very unique standard arrangements and some originals by Carmela.
While residing in New Mexico she was nominated for a New Mexico Music Award for best original jazz song, appeared in local theater and worked on the feature film “A Bird Of The Air”. She served on the board of New Mexico Women In Film as fund raising chair, producing two highly successful events for NMWIF. One of which featured Roy Orbison’s “A Black and White Night” and benefited New Mexico’s homeless children. She was also seen as Lilith Bengalis in the web series “Cyphers”, made in New Mexico.
Her new album release “Myths and Legends” is a collection of original songs written by Carmela about difficult women, love gone wrong, and the dreams and spirits within us all, plus two covers from Duke Ellington and Al Anderson.
“Originals could prove to be something quite formidable from this promising lady.” – George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly
Carmela now resides in New York City where she continues to write and perform including a recent appearance in New York’s Metropolitan Room and Joe’s Pub.

www.carmelarappazzo.com

carmelarappazzomusic@gmail.com

Carmela has appeared at:

NOMA New Orleans, La.

The Columns New Orleans, La.

Maison Bourbon New Orleans, La.

Joe’s Pub  New York, N.Y.

The Metropolitan Room  New York, N.Y.

The Setai Hotel  New York, N.Y.

Settapani, New York, N.Y.

Musicians Assistance Program  Annual Awards Show

The Knitting Factory  Los Angeles, Ca.

The Viper Room  Los Angeles, Ca.

The Century Plaza Hotel  Los Angeles, Ca.

The Biltmore Hotel  Los Angeles, Ca.

Spazio  Los Angeles, Ca.

The Farm  Los Angeles, Ca.

The Bel Air Hotel  Bel Air, Ca.

Luna Park  Los Angeles, Ca.

Alto Palatto  Los Angles, Ca.

The Toronto Club  Toronto, Canada

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/carmelarappazzomusic

https://twitter.com/carmelarappazzo

http://www.crossovermedia.net/index.cfm?fuseaction=projects.map&projectID=251

https://www.reverbnation.com/carmelarappazzo