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Duane M. Carter

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: December 10, 1954    

Growing up in what is now called South Central Los Angeles, Duane was exposed to some of the best musicians and widely diverse music on the planet. He attended Locke High School, which was a fertile breeding ground for local talent. His peers included Patrice Rushen, Gerald Albright, Gary Bias, and “Ndugu” Leon Chancellor; just to name a few.

It was no accident so many excellent musicians sprung up out of Locke High School. The music teachers, Donald Dustin, Frank Harris, and Reggie Andrews created a program geared to the growth of musicianship. They were able to recruit professional jazz musicians working in the L.A. area to come in to provide private lessons and present master classes to the students. Because of this program, Duane was fortunate enough to study under trumpet greats Bobby Bryant, Sr. and Oscar Brashear....
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Awards

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night - CSUSB Production - Composition Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).
Rickerby Hinds' Keep Hedz Ringin' - CSUSB Production - Sound Designer Award at the KCACTF.
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Featured recording “Never Say Never”

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Never Say Never

ISMS Records (2008)

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