Sloane: A Jazz Singer
In the 1960s, jazz singer Carol Sloane became an overnight sensation. A natural interpreter of the Great American Songbook, she was hailed by Johnny Carson and later the Washington Post as “the greatest living jazz singer.” She performed and toured with some of the biggest names, like Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald. She even befriended The Beatles and The Stones. But when the British Invasion of rock swept the country, her rising star faded as quickly as it rose, paving the way for devastating financial and emotional setbacks. And to this day, most people have never heard of Carol Sloane.
Now at 82, she is preparing for one final live recording at New York’s famed Birdland Jazz Club, while looking back on a remarkable career. Through rare archival footage, intimate moments with Sloane, and enlightening commentary from industry leaders, we learn of this singular artist’s adherence to her passion against great odds, and are invited to examine the meaning of success in a world where “art don’t pay.”