Carole is a London-born jazz pianist, saxophonist and composer who has been living in Ireland since 1986. Her current project, the Carole Nelson Trio, with Carole on piano, bassist Cormac O'Brien and drummer Dominic Mullen, began at the 2015 Dublin Trio Trio Trio Piano Festival. The Trio’s first album, One Day in Winterwas releasedNovember 2017 .
The album, all original compositions from Carole, follows the course of a winter’s day, inspired by the South County Carlow landscape between the River Barrow and the Blackstairs Mountains, where she currently lives.
'A finely-wraught meditation that tapped into the spacious European piano trio tradition of Tord Gustavsen and Marcin Wasilewski' Cormac Larkin, Irish Times.
Arboreal is the trio's second album, released February 2020 and features another collection of outstanding compositions.
'One of the most original jazz composers in Ireland' Irish Times
'a rare and exceptional talent' Irish Times