Carmen is so talented, her voice, song selection, and overall performance was so well received by the members of our club that we can't say enough good things about her. Beautiful singer and a total professional, she held the audience captive with her singing style. Her songs brought back memories and everyone was moving their feet and hands and reliving some wonderful time in their lives. Carmen's performance left us wanting more. She gave us such a wonderful experience that we would love, love, love to have her perform for us again. I would highly recommend her. Wonderful singer and performer....just beautiful. Thank you for everything!
Carmen Gonzalo's love of contemporary jazz began while attending California State Summer School for the Arts where she received The Herb Alpert Scholarship. That summer program catapulted her to attend The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, New York, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 2016. While completing her degree Carmen has also been a band leader at school as well as singing at a variety of venues throughout Manhattan. Minton's, Cleopatra's Needle and The Garage are just a few of the historic clubs where Carmen has performed. She also performed at an International Jazz Festival in Berne, Switzerland, Spring 2016. Her versatility at many genres has allowed her to be a featured singer from private parties to large corporate events. Despite her busy schedule, the importance of giving back has been ingrained in Carmen her entire life. She has lent both her time and her voice to such causes as Relay for Life, Festival of Trees (an annual fundraiser for the homeless), as well as numerous church and military events. Carmen has sung our National Anthem for The San Francisco 49ers (where she was the winner of The Golden Voice Contest, 2015) and for our Golden State Warriors.