Stephen Holden of The New York Times called Carole J. Bufford “a sizzling performer” and noted that she “has a bright, rangy voice and big blue eyes that emit snapping electrical charges. She can be dangerous, but she is also funny.”

Carole J. Bufford has become one of the most sought after new performers since first appearing in the Metropolitan Room’s MetroStar Talent Challenge. Immediately following, she was asked to perform at the Cabaret Convention at Jazz@Lincoln Center presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation where she also received specific praise from The New York Times.

Carole’s recent sold out and extended show, “speak easy.” featuring Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks earned her rave reviews across the board, including The New York Times, and Will Friedwald of The Wall Street Journal said, “Despite decades of repeated admonitions to the contrary, it turns out that the great Sophie Tucker was not, in fact, the last of the Red Hot Mamas. That title now can be claimed by the young Ms. Carole Bufford, who, more than any other singer of the last 90 years, digs down into the meat and the substance of the Prohibition Era.”

In addition, Carole has been featured in numerous “Broadway By The Year” concerts, both at The Town Hall and in California. She has also performed in “All Singin’, All Dancin’” as well as the recent Tribute to Judy Garland and The Art of American Dance at The Town Hall where she shared the stage with Lorna Luft and Susan Stroman in an all-star cast. Carole recently starred in Scott Siegel’s “11 O’Clock Numbers at 11 O’Clock” at Feinstein’s at The Loew’s Regency along with Christina Bianco and Scott Coulter. The show played every Thursday and enjoyed a nine month run, one of the longest in Feinstein’s history.

As for Carole’s other solo cabarets, both “Carole J. Bufford sings Randy Newman” and “intro,” a collection of music from the Great American Singbook, received rave reviews and return engagements. Carole has also been seen at The Colony in Palm Beach, the National Arts Club’s “Cabaret on Mondays” series, Upright Cabaret in L.A., Simply Streisand at The Laurie Beechman, and The Tudor City Greens Concerts. Carole received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College. New York theatre credits include “Junie B. Jones” (Lucille Lortel), “A Christmas Carol” (Lucille Lortel), and “Trouble in Shameland” (NY Fringe Festival.) Carole originally hails from Lincolnton, GA. For more information on Carole’s upcoming performances, please visit: