Joe Carter

Joe Carter

Director, Academic Music Programs

Joe Carter is the author of four textbooks for guitar. He has taught workshops and performed as a bandleader around the world, including Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Bombay, Berlin and most recently at the Jazz a Bastia Festival in Corsica, France. He has recorded with Jazz artists such as Art Farmer, Lee Konitz, Cecil Payne, Rufus Reid among others; and with Brazilian artists such as Mauricio Einhorn, Luiz Eca, Robertinho Silva, Nilson Matta and others.

Joe Carter has been featured in two books: Jazz Guitar on Record by Richard Hetrick and Adrian Ingram's The Gibson ES-175, Its History & Players. He also is mentioned in The Brazilian Sound by McGowan and Pessanha.

Articles about Joe Carter have been written in such prestigious international publications as JazzTimes (USA), Jazz Hot (France), Jazz Podium (Germany), Just Jazz Guitar (USA), Musica Jazz (Italy), Jornal Do Brasil (Brazil) and O Globo (Brazil). One quote in particular that seems to capture the essence of Joe Carter's music is by the esteemed French journalist Francois Postiff: “One can feel that Joe Carter plays only to create beauty.”

Other quotes include:
"His show is a gift to those who, tired of noise, want to listen to music played in a sensitive and intelligent way." 
- Chico Nelson, Jornal Do Brasil, Brazil 

"Subtle, elegant, dynamic, lyrical, WONDERFUL!"
The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, India 

"
His style is a model of good taste, sobriety, elegance and melodic beauty."
- Jose Domingos Raffaelli, 0 Globo, Brazil

Degrees and Certifications

    M.M. (Guitar) - New York University
    B.A.M. - University of Bridgeport

Teaching Responsibilities

    History of Jazz
    Music of Latin America
    Jazz Ensemble
    Guitar Ensemble
    Guitar Lessons

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
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    Academic Bldg MU104
    College of Arts and Sciences
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