Bio

 Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Wes Carroll is dedicated to reaching audiences with his original creations. His writing whisks singer-songwriter, jazz 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 is a seasoned performer playing in 6 Victoria Jazz Festivals, freelancing in a variety of styles and holding down a regular trio gig at the Empress Hotel in Victoria from 2016-2019. In 2014 he earned a degree in jazz studies from Vancouver Island University and completed the masters of jazz performance program at University of Toronto in 2021. With side-projects that include “Wes plays Wes” (a tribute to Wes Montgomery) 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 promoting the Confabulation's second album "Elephant in the Sea".


Associated Acts:
Wes Carroll Confabulation
Tia Brazda
Wes Plays Wes: Tribute to Wes Montgomery

The Unravel feat Sara Marreiros and Trav Short.

Grapefruit is Impossible
Lust Life Duo

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Jazzology interview Wes CarrollArtist Name
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Interview with Heather Bambrick's on her show "Jazzology" on Jazz FM (Toronto). Jan 20, 2020.
Features music from 'Elephant in the Sea"

Insta Handle - wesconfab