People & Stories Oral History Project: Brian Carter

We are thrilled to continue our partnership with ArtsWestchester, The City of White Plains, and the White Plains Business Improvement District on White Plains Jazz Fest 2018! Below is an interview with Brian Carter from the People & Stories Oral History Project, Jazz Fest edition. Each of the clips we post between now and Jazz Fest will include stories and music from musicians who have local roots or connections, but have performed all over the world. Check out the Jazz Fest 2018 webpage for tickets and more information about all the great music happening September 12-16, 2018.


International professional Jazz drummer, percussionist, arranger, and composer Brian Carter, formed his own quartet, the Brian Carter Quartet (BC Quartet) in 1998, and has been performing in the United States and internationally in Canada and Europe. The BC Quartet performs Traditional Jazz/Fusion Jazz. The quartet performances include working with Jazz Artists: Bob Baldwin, Tony Cimorosi, Ken Gioffre, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Didier Lockwood, Gil Parris, and many more. Carter is a music legend in the Westchester County area, working as a sideman and a session drummer for premier Westchester County Studios. Since 2007, Brian Carter, has been working as the liaison with La Rochelle, the French organizers of “Association of Jazz In Aout” to create an International Music Cultural Jazz Exchange Program between La Rochelle, France and his native New Rochelle. When Brian Carter is not performing at festivals or local gigs, he spends his time as a Music Educator. His passion for music and music education moved him to create two successful programs that cultivate the gift inside of a child: Kid’s For Drums and Westchester Rocks Music Camp & School. (from Brian's LinkedIn)

Brian will be playing at the Court Street Farmer's Market on Saturday, September 15, from 11am – 1pm.

Categories: Oral History.