CAROL SUDHALTER, flute, baritone sax and tenor sax player, moved to New York from Boston in 1978 to join the first all-female Latin band, LATIN FEVER. With them she traveled and played many prominent sites including the 1978 SALSA FESTIVAL at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN alongside TITO PUENTE. In 1986 she founded the ASTORIA BIG BAND, in which she plays baritone sax. The 16-piece band plays original arrangements by Carol and arrangers Charlie Camilleri, Stan Bielski and Mickey Tucker. It has been an important part of life in the 5 boros for 16 years, and has received over 15 Development and Performance Grants from QUEENS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS and the NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS. Carol was written up in Leslie Gourse's MADAME JAZZ (Oxford University Press, 1995) as Chapter 14: 'Carol Sudhalter: A Role Model'. Since 1993, Carol has played Sunday Brunch at the CAJUN RESTAURANT, first under the leadership of [the late] bassist/entertainer JIMMY 'The Face' BUTTS; subsequently under Butts' long-time partner, Al 'Doc' Pittman; and currently leads the group herself. Carol's New York Club appearances include BIRDLAND, Danny's Skylite Room, IRIDIUM (2002), FLUSHING TOWN HALL. She was a featured artist since 1994 at the annual MANHATTAN COUNTRY SCHOOL RENT PARTY; at ALL-NITE SOUL (St. Peter's Church); at the JVC JAZZ FESTIVAL (New York, 1999). her jazz festival performances include: HARTFORD, CT., JAZZ FESTIVAL; Buffalo, NY ('Pine Grill Reunion'); REDBANK, NJ, JAZZ FESTIVAL (2002); PERUGIA JAZZ FESTIVAL; VILLA CELIMONTANA, Rome, Italy; REDBANK, N.J. Jazzfest; Bethlehem, Pa MUSIKFEST. She has played with notable artists including SARAH MCLAWLER, ETTA JONES and JIMMY MCGRIFF. In 2002 she was Special Guest Artist at the SMITH COLLEGE SPRING CONCERT (Northampton, Mass) and has performed at LA GUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, New York for several years in their annual concert series. Carol runs her own booking agency, MIX N MATCH MUSIC, providing jazz and classical ensembles for weddings and parties. She is written up as such in radio personality JOAN HAMBURG's book, 'CITY WEDDING'. In the capacity of Music Producer, Carol pioneered several Jazz Series in her home boro of Queens. She founded and developed the ATHENS SQUARE PARK JAZZ MONDAYS series (1998-2001), presenting big band and other music to local residents. In 2000, she conceived and pioneered the ASTORIA/LIC WATERFRONT JAZZ FESTIVAL held in four waterfront parks overlooking Manhattan. In 2001 she co-produced this festival under the auspices of Partnerships for Parks and with financial backing from grants from City Parks Foundation. She began a series of SUNSET JAZZ CONCERTS at the Ralph DeMarco Park in 1998. Awards she has received recently: On March 1, 2002, La Guardia College named and certified her at their SECOND ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO QUEENS JAZZ MUSICIANS, for her outstanding contributions to the Queens Jazz Community. In May, 2003 she will be receiving the REVEREND JOHN GARCIA GENSEL MUSIC AWARD from Manhattan Country School at their annual Rent Party, for musical excellence and dedication. (Gensel was the Special Reverend of Duke Ellington, celebrated by him as 'Shepherd of the night flock' in his Second Sacred Concert). Her teaching experience includes 30 years of private teaching on flute, saxophone and piano; music classes at I.S.77, Mannes College Prep Division, and several schools in Boston, MA; seven years on faculty of Lexington school for the Deaf; theory classes at the Y.W.C.A., NYC, and 5 years in the New York Pops 'Salute to Music' Program. DISCOGRAPHY Carol Sudhalter Discography on Carolina Records 'Hey There', LP, Carol Sudhalter quartet, 1985. 'Who Will Buy?' Carol Sudhalter's Astoria Big Band, audio cassette, 1993 'Soon', Carol Sudhalter's Astoria Big Band with Myrna Lake (vocals), 1997 'Carol in the Garden of Jazz', Carol Sudhalter quartet, 1999 'It's Time', Carol Sudhalter Sextet, 2002. Carol on tenor and bari sax and flute. 'Last Train to Astoria', Carol Sudhalter's Astoria Jazz Band, 2002. Carol on baritone sax and flute.