Following the release of her debut CD, Carla relocated to the San Francisco Bay area and began performing with
the Black Market Jazz Orchestra (BMJO), under direction of Jeff Nuss, and was featured on the BMJO’s 1998 CD “Seasons Greetings”. Carla performs regularly at SF venues including Top Of The Mark (Mark Hopkins Hotel) and numerous other public and private events. She has been a featured performer at numerous events such as the KXJZ Sacramento Jazz Concert Series, in the cabaret production of Sassy Divas, the Song Fest Tribute to Carol Coates, the San Francisco International Film Festival, and the San Jose Jazz Festival. Carla can also be heard singing on primetime television shows such as The Young & The Restless (ABC) and The District (FOX) as well as a recent ShowTime movie, “Sixteen Candles” singing a Joel Evans original.
On January 30th, 2001, Heart Music released Carla’s “Be Cool Be Kind,” featuring Ernie Watts (saxophone - Buddy Rich, Jean-Luc Ponty, The Tonight Show Band with Jonny Carson, “Chariots of Fire” soundtrack, Lee Ritenour, Stanley Clarke, Charlie Haden Quartet, Rolling Stones) Joe Labarbera (drums - Bill Evans, Chuck Mangione, Tony Bennett), Tom Warrington (bass - Rosemary Clooney, Lionel Hampton, Mel Torme, Stan Kenton, Stan Getz, Hank Jones, Patti Page), Peter Horvath (piano, arranger, producer - Joe Henderson, Aretha Franklin), Clay Jenkins (trumpet - Count Basie, Harry James,Stan Kenton). Michael Spiro (percussion -