James Carter

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Birthday
3, 1969
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
3, 1969 (age 49)
Birthplace
Michigan

About

Notable for his work on the baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, and flute, this prominent jazz musician collaborated with opera singer Kathleen Battle, saxophonist Julius Hemphill, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and numerous other world-class musicians.

Before Fame

While growing up in Detroit, Michigan, Carter trained with Philadelphia-born tenor saxophonist Donald Washington, Sr. and toured to Scandanavia with the International Jazz Band.

Trivia

Over the course of his music career, he collected numerous vintage horns.

Family Life

With one of his cousins, fellow jazz musician Regina Carter, he recorded an album titled Chasin' the Gypsy.

Associated With

In the late 1980s, he began a lengthy collaboration with jazz trumpeter Lester Bowie.