Songs of The Great American Jazz Era


Celebrate the songs of the Great American Songbook with Caro, Roger and the Quintet.

Those wonderful songs of Cole Porter, Gershwin, Irving Berlin and gems of the era are portrayed with energy and style - and by a band that features some of the best jazz artists in the country.

So come and hear some songs by Billie, Ella, Sarah, Anita O'Day and many more; songs that will make you smile, songs that will touch your heart, and above all, songs that you won't forget. 

one dynamite singer from the City of Sails who was simply fantastic when she sang at the Mount

— The Weekend Sun, Tauranga Jazz Festival

 

Caro and Rog have been performing together for the past 10 years, entertaining corporate and VIP clients, headlining festivals and venues including Woollasten Winery ~ Nelson Jazz Festival, The Huffington Awards, Centre Culturel - Noumea, International Jazz and Blues Festival - Samoa, The New Zealand Rugby Awards, Auckland Domain....

Caro is a jazz vocalist originally from the UK. Her jazz style is filled with musicality, joy and passion with the ability to cut to the heart of a lyric. She has lived and performed in London, Sydney and Auckland, performing around the world with some of the top names in jazz. 

Roger is an award-winning saxophonist with around 40 albums to his credit. He has lived and performed in New York, Sydney and Auckland and is in hot demand as an international artist.

Together they enjoy creating great music, humour and an uplifting evening to remember.

“Carolina has a flawless vocal range and brings to each a song a freshness of approach so different from most singers. Her interpretations are spacious, musically interesting and totally absorbing as she uses her voice like a musical instrument to weave in and out of the music with beautiful improvisations.
— Angela Crawford, Wanganui Jazz Club

 

Caro's favourite quote: 

The tuna was excellent
but the band was world class!

 

Line Up
 

Caro Manins - vocals

Roger Manins - tenor saxophone

Kevin Field - piano

Cam McArthur - double bass

Ron Samsom - drums

 

 
a beautifully articulated intimacy
— Graham Reid - elsewhere.co.nz