Carol Jarvis is a much in-demand freelance trombonist, keyboard player, arranger, orchestrator, musical director and backing vocalist. She has toured and recorded extensively with stars such as Sting, Queen, Seal, Rod Stewart, Amy Winehouse, James Bay, Jess Glynne, Ellie Goulding and Bon Jovi but can also be found working with internationally renowned ensembles such as the London Symphony Orchestra, doing regular session work and performing in London’s West End shows. Carol’s session work features on numerous commercial soundtracks for feature films, advertisements, jingles, albums and singles and as such her pop work has appeared at the top of the UK charts several times.
Carol has written arrangements for a whole host of different artists and genres, most notably for Grammy award-winning pop stars such as Seal and Corinne Bailey Rae. Her orchestrations have been featured on albums at the top of the UK and US billboard charts, been recorded at the famous Capitol Studios in Hollywood and also played during The Oscars.
Carol is a past president of the British Trombone Society, has given masterclasses worldwide and is professor of trombone at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music in London. Carol’s debut solo album Smile is sold for the benefit of Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity which helped her throughout her lengthy battle with cancer.
Carol is a Rath Trombones solo endorsed artist.