Spring is finally here...
I'm kicking off the month of April by performing at "The Red Rooster NYC" as a member of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars. The event will be hosted by "The Food Networks" Celebrity Chefs Amanda Freitag and Marcus Samuelsson. All proceeds will go to assist those who were affected by the East Harlem building collapse.
I'm pleased to announce a special clinic tour alongside award-winning musicians Steven Feifkie and Charlie Rosen. The band will be leading a series of concert, clinics, workshops and speaking appearances across the Midwestern United States.
Later this month I'll be performing as a member of Charlie's Big Band in "Wild Party Swings" at 54 Below. The two SOLD-OUT shows will feature music from Grammy and Tony Nominee Andrew Lippa and will feature Julia Murney (Wicked), Jeremy Jordan (NBC's Smash, Joyful Noise), Lea Delaria (Orange is The New Black) and Grammy Winner Stark Sands (Kinky Boots, Six Feet Under).
On April 21st I'll return to 54 Below with award-wining pianist Laurence Hobgood and Ariane Reinhart to present, "The Remains of The Night".
Following the performance I begin a week-long residency alongside my father, "Ronald Carter" in Jonesboro Arkansas where we will ajudicate a festival, mentor and clinic students at Valley View High School and then present a special concert at the end of the week with the students.
Lastly I'd like to give you an exclusive behind the scenes look with my video series, "On The Road with Bryan Carter: Episode 4". In this episode I visit Providence Rhode Island with Jazz at Lincoln Center then head to Florida, Puerto Rico and The Bahamas with Grammy Award Winner vocalist Kurt Elling and an unbelievable all-star big band comprised of musicians like Grammy Winners Randy Brecker, Arturo Sandoval, Robin Eubanks and more!
I recently visited the Vic Firth offices. They're celebrating 50 years and working on a ton of new products. You can see all the excitement at http://vicfirth.com
Be Blessed & Stay Enchanted!