I’ve been loving my regular gig at The Greenfield Inn and the warm welcome I’ve received. Ray Grunnert was kind enough to include me in an article he wrote for Lancaster Online. What an honor to be listed along with great singers like Cathy Chemi and Jackie Ryan!–10-ladies-of-jazz-you-should-know-about.html

Sarah and Ella Sing Gershwin Sept. 23, 2012 3-6pm   Both Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan recorded Gershwin songbook albums in the late 1950s. The first hour of Voices in Jazz this week will feature recordings from both of these famous jazz singers.

Each will sing stunning versions of “Embraceable You” – and even Louis Armstrong gets to squeeze in a couple of duets with Ella. Also, a rebroadcast of an interview with Carolyn Nelson, a Philadelphia-area singer performing songs from her Come A Little Closer CD. Sunday, September 23rd, 3 to 6 pm on the all-jazz stream and WRTI HD-2.

One of my personal favorite tunes from the CD, Just One of Those Things, was on Curt Snook’s playlist for July 7:

Thanks Curt!

Sept 2011

Radio host, Carl Stewart will be playing cuts from Come a Little Closer on his weekly program, The Jazz Caravan, from San Antonio, TX.  The Jazz Caravan surveys classic and new jazz in a thematic format usually targeting a specific region of the country.  This week is Carl’s return to Philadelphia jazz and he will be playing music from Philly legends Lee Morgan and Stan Getz and the music of current artists like Phyllis Chapell and Carolyn Nelson.  Tune in live at or listen to the show anytime up until Fri May 27 using their Playback feature.  The show airs at 7am (local time) Saturday mornings which is 9am on the East Coast.

Come a Little Closer was written up by a reviewer who goes by the name of “Slim” in the eponymous Slim’s Spins column.  This quarter she reviews 6 CDs all by female vocalists, “in order from bad to best. Yeah, I said that!”  Fasten your seatbelt, Ms. Slim doesn’t candy coat it!  At least you can tell I didn’t pay for the review :-)    I am pleased that my CD got a listen and a mention in such a prestigious publication, given that I’ve heard that radio hosts and reviewers get upwards of 50 CDs a week.  My CD ranked third (on the ‘best’ side of the scale!)

“CAROLYN NELSON firmly enters into Jazz territory on COME A LITTLE CLOSER (Carolyn Nelson, S/R).  While neither her repertoire nor rendition cover any new ground, at least she comes packing energy.  Nelson teams up with vocalists Wendy Simon and Paul Jost for a Lambert, Hendricks & Ross-like rendition of “Four.”… ”

©Cadence Magazine 
2011. ph: 315-287-2852

Many thanks to Steph Stringer for including songs from “Come a Little Closer” on her program, Infinite Variety.

Come a Little Closer is the #4 best-selling CD in the Crooner/Vocals category on CDBaby:

Thank you to these stations and hosts for their continued support of Carolyn’s music:

Jim Wilke on his nationally syndicated radio program

Jazz After Hours

For Saturday, April 2, 2011
5:13:14 – Matt Nelson – Quiet Love (and sunshine) – Nostalgiamaniac – Chicago Sessions
5:20:31 – Carolyn Nelson – It’s All Right With Me – Come A Little Closer – Carolyn Nelson
5:25:28 – Kai Winding & J.J.Johnson – It’s All Right With Me – “nuf said” – Bethlehem/Avalon

WCVE Richmond, VA

John Segers on Afternoon Jazz at WUCF Orland, FL

KSDS Jazz88.3 San Diego, CA

Carolyn’s CD received some nice airplay in March on WCVE Richmond, VA:

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