Carol Duboc

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Carol Duboc
Carol Duboc, Jazz Singer.jpg
Duboc in southern California, 2014
Background information
Born Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Genres Vocal jazz, smooth jazz, R&B
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, songwriter
Instruments Piano, vocals
Labels Gold Note
Associated acts Jeff Lorber
Website www.carolduboc.com

Carol Duboc (born in Kansas City, Missouri) is a singer, composer, and actress.

She has co-written several hit songs, including "Precious", sung by Chanté Moore, which was certified gold in 1994[1] and reached No. 20 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1993;[2] "That Boy" by Jade (platinum, 1994);[1] "This World Is All" by Patti LaBelle (gold, 1994); Billboard R&B chart, No. 7);[1][3] "Never Do You Wrong" by Stephanie Mills (Billboard R&B chart, No. 34);[4] and "Fly Away" by Tom Jones (Billboard UK, No. 11).[5]

Duboc appeared in the movie Be Cool (2005) and on the soundtrack for the songs "Best of My Love" and "Lady Marmalade". She was a guest artist on the compilations albums Ladies Jazz Vol. 4 and 5 featuring Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan.[6][7]

Her first solo album, With All That I Am, appeared in 2001, and was followed by Duboc (2002), All of You (2005), Songs for Lovers (2008), Burt Bacharach Songbook (2009), Smile (2013), Colored Glasses (2015), and Open the Curtains (2016).[8][9]

She co-wrote and co-produced Smile with Grammy Award nominated jazz keyboardist Jeff Lorber. "Elephant" was the first single and it peaked at No. 28 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart.[10] She also co-wrote and co-produced Colored Glasses with Jeff Lorber.[11]

In 2016, she released Open the Curtains, which consisted of an all-female ensemble that included Mindi Abair, Jennifer Batten, Sheila E., Bibi McGill, Patrice Rushen, and Rhonda Smith.[12]

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