Carl Carter

Bridgeport, CT United States

Genres:Electronic - House/Dance/Progressive, HipHop - Pop/Modern, HipHop - Old School, Pop Rock, HipHop - Pop/Modern, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Rock - Punk/Pop-Punk , Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - Hard Rock/Classic, Rock - Alternative Rock
Bio: Carl has forged a career as diverse as his musical background, performing with an eclectic group of world renowned R&B, jazz and rock artists that includes
Dizzy Gillespie, Spin Doctors, Maxwell, Maysa, Paula Cole, Joe Williams, Clark Terry, Joe Henderson, Digable Planets, Gil Scott-Heron, Aaron Neville, Tavares, Alyson Williams, Patti Rothberg, Walter Beasley, N'Dea Davenport, Phil Perry, Chuck Loeb and Kim Waters. Other extensive gigs of note include several years as musical director for the multi-platinum Brian McKnight, and extensive tenures with Will Downing, Mica Paris and Ivan Neville. In the process, Carl has performed on concert stages around the world and appeared on numerous television shows. An accomplished composer and educator, Carl has had a longtime recording/touring affiliation with solo artist/clinician, Bobby Rock. Their CD "Out of Body," in which Carl was a prominent songwriter along with Rock and Australian guitar great, Brett Garsed, remains a critically-acclaimed favorite in instrumental rock circles. Carl also recently co-wrote and co-produced R&B singer Marlon Saunders' debut CD entitled "Enter My Mind" as well as Marlon's follow-up CD "A Groove So Deep: The Live Sessions." In 2004 Carl released his debut CD entitled "This Day." Other composition credits include works for TV that have been featured on "MTV," "MTV2," "MTVBrasil," "VH-1," "Bravo," "A&E," "Comedy Central," "TLC," "Spike TV," "CMT," "National Geographic," "USA," "The Food Network," "The Discovery Channel," "The Travel Network," "One Life to Live," "Passions," "All My Children," and the hit Showtime program "Soul Food." In addition to his ongoing writing and recording projects, Carl is currently dividing his schedule between Grammy Award winning artist CHIC Featuring Nile Rodgers, vocal sensation The Three Mo' Tenors, stellar songstress’ 3 Mo’ Diva’s, contemporary jazz artist Alex Bugnon, east coast jam band Fro, Smooth Jazz guitarists Nick Colionne & Matt Marshak, Smooth Jazz saxophonists Shilts, Paul Taylor & Steve Cole and Japanese guitar sensation Jiro Yoshida, with whom he has recorded several CDs. Carl also tours Japan extensively with jazz artist Keiko Lee. Carl recently completed an extended run playing for the hit Tony nominated hit Broadway show “Bring it On: The Musical“. He is currently playing for the new Musical entitled “Holler if Ya Hear Me” which opens in June 2014. He remains an active session player in the New York area.
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