James Carter is a powerhouse musician and one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation, garnering plaudits for his role in helping to propel jazz full tilt into the future over the past 25 years. His music is fueled by deep respect and intimate knowledge of the jazz tradition.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1969, James Carter began playing saxophone at age 11, first recorded with a Detroit student ensemble in 1986 and, by 1991, had recorded with legendary trumpeter Lester Bowie on The Organizer and contributed to the 1991 collection The Tough Young Tenors.
Mastering a family of reed instruments, from sopranino to contrabass saxophones to contrabass and bass clarinets, James Carter mesmerised the jazz world after arriving in New York City in 1988 to play under the auspices of Lester Bowie.
Now he's back at Bird's by popular demand. Don't miss your chance to see and hear this powerhouse jazz musician.