|Birth name||Carla Ruth White|
|Born||September 15, 1951
|Origin||New York City, New York|
|Died||May 9, 2007
New York City, New York
|Labels||Stash, Milestone, Evidence, Vartan, Jazz Cats, DIW, Bright Moon|
Carla Ruth White (September 15, 1951 – May 9, 2007) was an American jazz vocalist.
White was born in Oakland, California but raised in New York, where she studied jazz dance. While in high school she took up acting and singing, then studied at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London from 1969 to 1971. She traveled for some time, then studied under Lennie Tristano and Warne Marsh. Late in the 1970s she began working with trumpeter Manny Duran, and the two together co-led a band which recorded for Stash Records. She also provided the vocals to the ending theme, "Can't Say Goodbye to Yesterday", for the video game Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.
On the May 9, 2007, Carla died peacefully at her home in New York after a long battle with cancer.
- Andruline (Stash Records, 1983)
- Orient Express (Milestone Records, 1986)
- Listen Here (Evidence Records, 1991)
- Mood Swings (Milestone, 1992)
- Live at the Vartan Jazz (Vartan Records, 1996)
- In Mexico (Jazzcat Records, 1999)
- The Sweetest Sounds (DIW Records, 2000)
- A Voice in the Night (Bright Moon Records, 2006)