High Point Episode 016:


Carol Jarvis 

Touring with cancer…

and surviving it!


Carol Jarvis is a highly sought-after trombonist, keyboardist, arranger, orchestrator, and VoiceOver artist.

Throughout her extensive career, she’s performed with renowned artists like Sting, Queen, Muse, Taylor Swift, and Amy Winehouse, among many others.

She’s performed with esteemed orchestras like the London Symphony Orchestra and contributed to numerous soundtracks for films, commercials, and chart-topping pop tracks. Alongside her musical accomplishments, Carol has been a trombone professor at leading music conservatoires for over sixteen years, delivering masterclasses worldwide at including at the Juilliard School in New York, Lucerne Conservatoire in Switzerland, University of California in Los Angeles, Rice University in Houston, Mexico City University, Lima Conservatoire in Peru and at the Jazz Institute in Graz, Austria.

Additionally, Carol has held prestigious roles in trombone societies and festivals, becoming the first female President of the International Trombone Association in 2023.

At 26, Carol faced stage 2a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Her treatment journey started with ABVD chemotherapy, a tough schedule knocking her back every other week for six months, all the while continuing for work as a touring musician.

After exhausting all treatment avenues, Carol signed up for multiple clinical trials which finally put her in metabolic remission. After receiving a bone-marrow transplant, it took over two years for her blood type to match her donor’s and for her body to start producing blood on its own.

She’s now been cancer free for 12 years. Listen to Carol’s incredible survival story, as well is exploring her astounding career in music. 

Follow Carol on Instagram⁠ and Twitter⁠ find out more on her website, and listen to her podcast on Spotify for her full cancer story, told in her own words.

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