His debut recording, JC On The Set, released in Japan when Carter was a mere 23 years old, heralded the arrival of a significant and powerful new musical force in jazz.

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.

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James Carter's clinic in Moscow.

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James Carter - Cultural Arts Center Special Guest of Poncho Sanchez

Date: 05 April 2014

Location: USA, Miami, FL

James Carter - Concerto for Saxophones Virginia Symphony Orchestra Ferguson Center for the Arts

Date: 14 March 2014

End Date: 15 March 2014

Location: USA, Newport News, VA

James plays on

PMB - 300

System - 76 2nd. Edition

PMXT - 66R

Selected Albums

04 June 1996

Chasin the Gypsy

02 October 1995

Conversin With the Elders

11 October 1994

Jurassic Classics