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Chad Carter

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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: December 10    

Chad Carter: A Jazz Crooner Reminiscent of the Ellington and Basie Era!

A Washington DC native, CHAD CARTER, developed an interest and appreciation for music at an early age, beginning his musical training and education as a member of the D.C. Youth Orchestra playing the viola. He also briefly studied piano. While pursuing his undergraduate degree at Howard University and graduate degree in information technology at Carnegie Mellon University, Chad regularly sang at local clubs in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. However, it wasn’t until 1998 that Chad began to seriously pursue his musical interest as a jazz vocalist. This interest was stimulated by his participation in the Elliston Music Studios for Jazz Studies’ Vocal Workshops under the direction of Ronnie Wells and Ron Elliston....
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“Chad Carter is among “…emerging singers who deserve wider exposure.” - Ronnie Wells, (Washington Post article 2003)”” Washington Post

”...sung by the golden tones of vocalist Chad Carter...one of our area’s promising musical highlights...He has many of the basics, such as a passion for the music and a voice that at its best commands a room.”” Steve Monroe, DC North: Jazz Avenues

”“Round Midnight,”...takes an extra special turn into a gutsy melancholy that deserves notice.”” Steve Monroe, DC North (2009)

“`Vocalist Chad Carter was a huge presence, sounding for all the world like bop-era singer Kenny Hagood on his version of “Body and Soul,”...' ”” Michael J. West , Washington City Paper

“'...Chad Carter, looking natty in a dark suit, his shirt cuffs French, was crooning a Gershwin standard in front of the Buck Hill Quartet...he sang. The sound was warm and resonant...'”” J. Freedom du Lac, Washington Post (2011)

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