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Carol Chaikin

Carol Chaikin

Carol Chaikin is an American jazz instrumentalist and composer. She attended Berklee College of Music.[2] Her eponymous first album was released in 1990 by Gold Castle Records.

Carol Chaikin
BornLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsAlto saxophone, flute
Years active1990s–2000s
LabelsGold Castle
Associated actsAstrud Gilberto, Diva, Mark Lambert, Maiden Voyage, York Quartet[1]

Early life and education

Chaikin was born in Los Angeles. She attended Berklee College of Music, studying flute and alto saxophone under Joe Viola, graduating in 1980.[2] She lived and worked in New York City for sixteen years. She performs with the York Quartet and as a freelance musician in Los Angeles.[1]


  • Carol Chaikin (Gold Castle, 1990)
  • Lucy's Day Off (1998)


  1. "Bio". The York Quartet. Archived from the original on May 30, 2015. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
  2. "Woodwind Stars Turn Out for Joe Viola Tribute" (PDF). Berklee Today (Summer 1997): 4. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
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