She is the eldest of seven children and it seemed that she was destined to become a music sensation. Her
mother, who was a lead singer in a gospel group, was her influencer and her father supported throughout her
years while studying for a Musical Degree at the University of Miami. Many are impressed by her
intelligence, articulation and dedication to her craft. Carmen is not only a singer but also a composer, pianist
and an artist whose floral oil painting decorates the cover of her “Good Morning Kiss” CD.
At the tender age of 23, Carmen arrived in New York with the hope of pursuing her musical career. The road
has been a long, rough and slow one and it seemed that there was no luck with the various recording
companies. Nonetheless, she had the pleasure of working with and observing some of the greatest Jazz
singers of all time. One such legend is Betty Carter whom she met through her brother, Curtis Lundy, a
band player. Her singles have been featured with other artists’ albums such as Walter Bishop Jr. album,
“Cubicle”. She performed in nightclubs and eventually she moved across the Atlantic where she traveled
Europe performing in various jazz cafes. Her popularity is far greater abroad than at home. To date, Carmen
has produced five sensational CDs begin with her successful “Good Morning Kiss” CD. The song “Good
Morning Kiss” spent 23 weeks in third spot on the Billboard charts in 1986.
Carmen lives in Los Angeles, on Mt. Washington where the view of the lowlands continues to inspire her
work. She is in constant demand both nationally and internationally. Despite her busy schedule, Carmen
devotes herself to creating a jazz impact on today’s youth. She has lectured at various universities upon
request. Carmen has proven herself to be a take-charge person who can manage a career such that her
performances are known in all venues of the world.
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