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Carl Carter

Carl Carter

Biography

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, Adam Lambert, Billy Ocean, 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.
In addition to his ongoing writing and recording projects, Carl is currently dividing his schedule between Grammy Award winning artist Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Grammy Award winner, singer/song writer Paula Cole, American Idol finalist Clay Aiken, Tony Award winner & Emmy Award winner Billy Porter, vocal sensation The Three Mo’ Tenors, stellar songstress’ 3 Mo’ Diva’s, contemporary jazz artist Alex Bugnon, Grammy nominated jazz saxophonist Najee, jazz guitarist Marc Antione, Smooth Jazz guitarists Nick Colionne & Matt Marshak, Smooth Jazz saxophonists 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 is currently playing in the Tony Award winning hit Broadway musical, ‘COME FROM AWAY’!
Carl’s other Broadway credits include the Tony nominated hit show “Disaster: The Musical“, “Holler if Ya Hear Me” and “Bring it On: The Musical”.
He remains an active session player in the New York area.

Professional Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • TV/Film
  • Tours

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Interested in touring?

  • No

Hireable as

  • Pit Musician (Other)
  • Music Contractor/Coordinator
  • Actor-Musician

My Primary Instrument

  • Electric Bass

My Instruments

  • Bass - electric
  • Bass - upright

Software

  • Ableton

Affiliations

  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
  • ASCAP

Pronouns

  • He/Him