Born in Munich, Germany Carola started out as a very motivated classical pianist at the age of 6. When she discovered the drums at 14 it put an abrupt end to those carrier plans and she decided to study Jazz at the famous college for music" in Cologne where she received her masters degree in music and music education. The next 6 years she spent in New York, where, besides working with numerous artists from all kind of musical directions, she also right away started her own band and began touring.
In the next couple of years concerts and drum clinics should lead her all over the globe. Her CDs made it into the Top Ten of the U.S. Gavin Jazz charts and she received several awards as a drummer and composer.
Recently most of her energy goes into her reactivated group ‘noisy mama’ (“desperately awaited by her many fans”, JAZZZEITUNG). To have total creative control over her art she has founded her own record label :’ noisy mama productions’ She has released her CD ‘Drum Attack!’ in march 2007.
Selected clubs and festivals
New York "Blue Note", "Birdland", Jak Jazzfestival (Indonesia), Thailand Jazzfestival, Jazzopen Stuttgart, Burghausen Jazzfestival, Musicfestival Madras (Indien), Jak Jazz Malaysia, Indonesia Open Jazz, London Jazzfestival, Music China, Shanghai , Krakau Jazzfestival ,just to name a few
Mike Stern, Ravi Coltrane, Lonnie Plaxico, Craig Handy, Rocco Prestia, T.M. Stevens, Stu Hamm, Wolfgang Schmid, T.V. Gopalkrishnan, Kadri Gopalnath, Gisele Jackson a.o.
Burghausener Jazzpreis, Staatlicher Kulturfoerderpreis Bayern, Gouvernment Grand (DAAD), Nomination for the SWF Jazzpreis for "Noisy Mama", Nomination for U.S. "Jazzrockalbum of the Year '"for "Girls Can't Hit"
Noisy Mama "Noisy Mama" 1992,
Noisy Mama "The Age Of Illusions" 1994,
Maria Excommunikata "Ocean" 1995,
Noisy Mama "Girls Can't Hit" 1996,
Grey & Marsico " Happy Music" 2000,
Steve Hooks "66 Minutes of Joy" 2001,
Deirdre Cartwright Group "Precious Things" 2001,
Deirdre Cartwright Group "Dr.Quantum Leaps" 2003,
Witchcraft ‘Live!” 2005
Noisy Mama “ Drum Attack !” 2007
Carola endorses SONOR drums, ZILDJIAN cymbals & sticks, ROLAND electronics, REMO drumheads and ROCKBAG cases.