James Carter

James Carter

Born in Detroit, Michigan to a musical family, James Carter began playing saxophone at age 11. His musical development was led, in large part, by local bebop veteran Donald Washington who imparted his special brand of wisdom and technique. After summers at Blue Lake Arts Camp and Interlochen Arts Camp, James attracted the attention of the late Lester Bowie, who invited James to make his New York City debut with his New York Organ Ensemble.

Carter arrived in the Big Apple in 1990 and quickly started making a name for himself, performing with... more