Synia Carroll: Water is My Song Album Release

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  • Date: May 24, 2024 Fri
  • Time: 8:00 pm
  • Location: Side Door Cabaret
  • Tickets: $35-$60

$60, $50.
General Admission: $35.

Doors open at 7pm for seating.

Palladium Creative Fellow, Synia Carroll, returns to the Side Door for the release of her new album, Water is My Song. A Palladium favorite, Synia has created tributes to Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughn, and performed her own jazz shows to much acclaim. She was a featured vocalist for our John Lamb 90th Birthday Celebration in January. The new album, supported by a GoFundMe campaign, was recorded at New Jersey’s Teaneck Sound, and features acclaimed players including Houston Person, Will Gallison, Dale Fielder and producer/arranger, John DiMartino. Synia will appear in the Side Door with her own 6-piece band.


Empowering. Entertaining. Effervescent…. These words only begin to describe the breath of fresh air Synia Carroll brings to the music scene. A jazz vocalist with smooth and soulful vocals, Synia is a storyteller that captivates audiences with every inspiring performance. She energetically engages directly with the crowd, adding her personal flair to match the mood and story of each song. Her listeners are taken on a journey spiced with nuances of Nina Simone, Nathalie Cole, Sara Vaughan, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Diane Reeves, all blending beautifully into a unique and refreshing style.

Synia’s role as an Educator, Storyteller and parent imbues a depth of understanding that enhances her ability to convey a song’s meaning, be it light-hearted, comical or dramatic. She seamlessly interjects anecdotes into her performances, affirming that, “Life experience deepens my approach to music. The lessons I’ve learned, they make a difference!”

The move to Sarasota, Florida in 2014 was pivotal for Synia and ushered in the opportunity to delve into her love of music, taking the leap to pursue her life-long passion for singing and performing. Synia quickly immersed herself in the Sun Coast Jazz scene, performing with many of the best musicians in the area, earning a reputation as a ‘rising star’.

In 2016 Synia released a well-received debut CD, Here’s To You, featuring Billy Marcus- formerly recognized as Miami’s best resident Jazz pianist.

Through the universal language of music, Synia responds to the common joys and challenges we all face. Jazz, in particular, excites and moves her. She describes Jazz as an “approach to life, a force that opens my heart and expands my sense of self and connectivity. Within Jazz’s inherent improvisation and complex chord structure I find a freedom to creatively respond and create in the moment. How exciting is that?”

Presented by The Palladium at SPC.

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