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 Bryan Carter

Musician, Educator, Influencer



Bryan is a drummer, vocalist, composer, arranger and music director. He has performed, recorded and/or collaborated with iconic artists including:


“One of the more incredible facets of our musical world is the idea that there is always more to teach and always more to learn. Our desire to grow and create is what propels the music forward. Learn something new and then share it with somebody. It’s the only way to expand our musical family” - Bryan Carter

In 2012 Bryan partnered with Jazz at Lincoln Center as one of the founding Teaching Artists for the “Jazz for Young People” school program—which brings live music to hundreds of schools every year.

Bryan also leads clinics & workshops at schools and universities across the globe. He has presented at PASIC and continues to advocate for music education in public schools.


Bryan Carter & Derek Jeter for Movado

Bryan Carter & Derek Jeter for Movado

Bryan Carter: “The Influencer”

Bryan Carter is redefining the appeal of jazz with his sharp style, charming personality and approachable demeanor. With over 50,000 organic followers across social media, Bryan is on a quest to develop a young global audience for jazz via his #YOUNGSWANGERS campaign.

Additionally, Bryan is a host/moderator personality for various live shows and on film & television. Bryan also hosts “The Young Swangers Vlog” via his YouTube Channel.

Bryan is an ambassador Ludwig Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks and Remo Drum Heads.

 Bryan Carter: The Human


As a proud and open member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Bryan continues to fight for every voice to be heard. In 2019 Bryan founded, “Jazz at Pride Inc.” — a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community within the jazz community.

“Jazz at Pride” is dedicated to creating safe on and off the bandstand and fostering safe learning environments in band, choir and orchestra rooms across America.

The organization produces live performances, video content and clinics/masterclasses that focus on creating safe spaces, being an effective ally and celebrating who you are through music!