Steve Carter

Jazz Guitarist

During his twenty-five years of teaching guitar at Berklee College of Music, Steve developed his pick-and-finger style playing, borrowing from jazz, rock, blues, and classical music. Listen to Steve and you'll hear the melody singing out over chords and bass lines, with a little percussion thrown in for good measure. Whether he's playing a jazz tune by Duke Ellington, a popular standard by George Gershwin, a Latin tune by Antonio Carlos Jobim, or one of his original compositions, Steve approaches each song with musical sensitivity and imagination.

Steve has been performing throughout New England for nearly half a century. He has played with artists ranging from Chicago blues singer Little Walter to song stylists Al Martino and Anna-Maria Alberghetti. Steve has played guitar and bass with many groups over the years, including the Blues Children, Xbalba, Eastwood Swing Orchestra, and the Travelin' Light Jazz Duo.

In recent years Steve has focused on blending his many musical influences into a unique solo guitar style.

Steve has recorded 10 CDs on the Frogstory Record label.

"My goal is to make the guitar sing. I always sing the lyrics in my head while I play. That helps me to convey the mood and story of the song through my instrument."

Last Update: 6/28/2012