Shelley Carrol

Shelley Carrol

American Saxophonist; Shelley Carrol hails from family of gospel singers and musicians in Houston, Texas. It was there that the music bug bit him at an early age and landed him in the famed Boys Choir of Houston. After picking up the saxophone, he was able to study with the legendary Texas Tenor greats Arnett Cobb and Don Wilkerson. At the time he didn’t know how revered these gentlemen were around the globe. They simply lived in his neighborhood. Shelley attended the city’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and was a standout in the city’s Summer Jazz Workshop Program. This is where he developed a true flair for the stage.

While attending the University of North Texas, Shelley earned a spot in the Grammy Nominated One O’clock Lab Band. There he recorded two critically acclaimed CD’s in 1990 and 91. During the same period, Mr. Carrol was invited to join the Duke Ellington Orchestra by trumpeter Barry Lee Hall. This would prove to be an enormous musical opportunity with worldwide exposure. Since joining the band, he has toured the U.S. and over 30 foreign countries. He has also recorded and/ or performed with Sheryl Crow, Whitney Houston, Roger Waters, Marla Gibbs, Maureen McGovern, Marchel Ivery, Kirk Whalum, Tony Bennet, Roy Hargrove, Fingerprints, Phyllis Hyman, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams and a host of others.


Shelley Carrol Discography Tracks


BB-003 Shelley Carrol Shelley Carrol With Members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra(CD) Leaning House Jazz BB-003 US 1997 Sell This Version
SC0024 Shelley Carrol A Distant Star(CD) M&N Records SC0024 US 2001 Sell This Version
SMM0052 Shelley Carrol I Heard That(CD) South Memphis Music SMM0052 US 2013 Sell This Version
MN00443 Shelley Carrol, Shelley Carrol Quartet Shelley Carrol, Shelley Carrol Quartet - Gentle Friend(CD, Album) Nichelson Entertainment MN00443 US Unknown Sell This Version