Carol Jarvis is one of the most in-demand session musicians in the UK. A multi-award-winning trombonist, keyboard player, arranger, orchestrator and voiceover artist, Carol has toured and recorded extensively with starts such as Sting, Queen, Seal, Rod Stewart, Amy Winehouse, Bon Jovi, Ellie Goulding and appeared on many renowned television programs with stars such as MUSE, Harry Connick Jr, Michael Bublé, Taylor Swift and so many more.

Carol can also be found working with internationally renowned ensembles and some of the world’s top orchestras such as playing guest principal trombone with the London Symphony Orchestra on many soundtracks. Regular film and TV session work fills a lot of Carol’s diary and she can also be frequently found performing in London’s West End shows.

She is a professor of trombone at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music in London and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where she, herself, gained the highest qualifications possible. Carol is currently President of the International Trombone Festival Board, a post she has held since 2017, and in 2023 became the first female President of the International Trombone Association.

Carol’s orchestrations and arrangements have featured on albums at the top of the UK and US billboard charts, been recorded at the famous Capitol Studios in Hollywood and also played during the Academy Awards ceremony.

Radioactive is the second single off my upcoming EP, which celebrates being 10 years in remission from Hodgkins Lymphoma. I was repeatedly told for 5 years that I had exhausted all avenues of treatment and told that I would not survive, so I signed up for any experimental drugs and clinical trials that I could. This single is all about the 2nd clinical trial I went through when I was locked in a lead-lined room for 9 days and injected with a highly radioactive drug. The people who administered the drug had to stand outside the room behind a lead screen to protect their organs from me! A man with a Geigercounter visited every day to measure my radioactivity. The sounds on this track represent the Geigercounter and the radioactivity!

Featured on episode 16 of Discover Her Music Podcast

Song: Radioactive

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