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The James Carter Organ Trio at Birdland TONIGHT!

October 4, 2011

James Carter was born in Detroit, Michigan and learned to play there before moving to New York City. He has been prominent as a performer and recording artist on the jazz scene since the mid-1990s, playing saxophones, flute, and bass clarinet. As a young man, he attended Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and was a member of the group Bird-Trane-Sco-Now. On his album Chasin’ the Gypsy (2000), he recorded with his cousin Regina Carter, a jazz violinist. Carter has won the critics’ choice award for baritone saxophone three years in a row from Down Beat magazine. He has played on albums with Cyrus Chestnut, Wynton Marsalis and the Mingus Big Band.
The James Carter Organ Trio will play Birdland with Special Guests, starting Tuesday Oct. 4 through Oct. 8, — with Gerard Gibbs on Hammond B-3 organ and Leonard King Jr. on drums — on “At the Crossroads” (Emarcy), his new album. The guests during this engagement are veterans in the style: the vocalist Miche Braden, the trombonist Steve Turre (Tuesday through Oct. 7) and the guitarist Rodney Jones (Oct. 7 and 8). Get there!

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