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James Carter


Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enter the minds of the world’s greatest jazz masters. These
free masterclasses, hosted by Fem Belling, see the festival’s headline artists discuss and explore their technique, compositions, improvisations and inspirations.

An artist long intrigued by contrasts and hybrids, James Carter is one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation. The Detroit News called him ‘the complete musician, a technician with no apparent limits and a poet of deep sensibility’.



James Carter

James Carter is a powerhouse musician and one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation, garnering plaudits for his role in helping to propel jazz full tilt into the future over the past 25 years. His music is fueled by deep respect and intimate knowledge of the jazz tradition. Born in Detr... Read more


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