Duane Carter


Duane Carter - trumpet/flugelhorn player, composer/arranger, playwright/writer.

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Duane Carter comes from Los Angeles, California. He has studied with trumpet greats Bobby Bryant, Sr., Oscar Brashear, and Uan Rasey. While in the Bay Area he led his jazz quintet,Quintessence and 9 piece R & B band, Out of Control. Besides writing the libretto and score for his own musical, “Forever Yours”, he was hired as associate professor at California State University, San Bernardino to create a score and act as sound designer for the experimental play Keep Hedz Ringin' by Rickery Hinds, a hip-hop adaptation of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, which also won Duane acclaim at the KCACTF.
He’s performed regularly with the John Thomas Band, Tibor Molnar's Sevensemble, Nate Morgan's Ujaama Ensemble, J-Love Band, and the Nightfire Orchestra. Duane currently lives in Austin, Texas and is working on his next CD.