Carter Jackson is a versatile performer and educator, playing music and building relationships across the country. Originally from Connecticut, he spent a few years out in New Mexico before moving to the Baltimore/Washington area to continue his career as a bass and tenor trombonist.
Carter held the position of Principal Bass Trombone of the Amarillo Symphony in Amarillo, TX for the 2015-2016 season, and has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, New Mexico Philharmonic, New World Symphony, Santa Fe Symphony, and the Hartford Opera Company. He has his Master’s of Music from the University of New Mexico, his Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Hartford, and finished his performing education at the Peabody Institute in 2019. His principal teachers include John Rojak of the American Brass
Quintet, Randy Campora of the Baltimore Symphony, and Dr. Christopher Buchholz of the Army Jazz Ambassadors.
Carter has presented solo recitals at the Hartt School of Music, the University of New Mexico, Peabody Institute, the St. John’s Methodist Church of Albuquerque, and the Broadmead Retirement Community. He has performed as soloist with the UNM Jazz Band and the Peabody Trombone Ensemble, and has also found success in competition, winning the Big 12 Trombone Conference’s Bass Trombone Competition in 2017, as well as being a finalist in the same competition in 2016, and the Texas State Trombone Conference’s Bass Trombone Competition in 2017. He has participated in the Aspen Music Festival and School, the National Music Festival, the National Orchestral Institute and Festival, the Eastern Music Festival, and the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, with highlights such as performing with Leslie Odom Jr., and Walt Disney Animation Studios: A Decade in Concert in Aspen, CO.
Carter enjoys teaching private low brass lessons with studios that have ranged from elementary level students to college music majors. In addition to music, his other passions include cooking and mountain biking.