Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Wes Carroll is dedicated to reaching audiences with his original creations. His writing whisks jazz, pop, and hip hop into a new kind of froth. He is inspired to write music about social justice themes, surveillance, mental health, climate change, and of course, writes love songs too. Wes has travelled the world, playing concerts in the EU, the UK, across Canada, and the US. In 2021, he finished a Masters in Jazz Performance at the University of Toronto. With side-projects that include “Wes plays Wes” (a tribute to Wes Montgomery), the WG Duo, a pop cover-band, and the original hip-hop crew “Grapefruit Is Impossible,” it is clear that when it comes to genres, Wes does not play favorites. He has recorded four albums of original music including: “Off Pulse Quartet, Live in Holland” (2014), and “Off Empire” (2018) – the Wes Carroll Confabulation’s debut album which peaked at #4 in !EarShot’s Canadian jazz category. Wes is currently working on a third album of all originals with the Confabulation that is set for release in 2023.
Wes Carroll Confabulation
Photo by Ross Whelan
Interview with Heather Bambrick's on her show "Jazzology" on Jazz FM (Toronto). Jan 20, 2020.
Features music from "Elephant in the Sea"