Joey Carter teaches music theory, ear training, jazz history, and jazz ensemble, as well as private lessons in percussion, jazz piano, and jazz improvisation at Texas Christian University. He also is the accompanist for the TCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
In the past, Joey has taught at the University of Texas-Arlington, Tarleton State University, Weatherford College, Tarrant County College, and area high schools and junior high schools as a private instructor. Mr. Carter has been on the faculty of the Plano West HS Summer Jazz Camp, the UTA Summer Jazz Camp and the Texas All-Star Jazz Camp. He is also active as a clinician and a guest artist, and in the last few years has appeared as a clinician for the Region 30 All-Region Jazz Band, the Region 7 All Region Jazz Band a guest artist at Lake Highlands H.S., L.D. Bell H.S, Summit H.S., and Kaufman H.S., Granbury H.S. (clinic on hand drumming), Pascal H.S. (clinic on jazz drum set and vibraphone for the Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion), Aledo H.S. and Richardson ISD (Texas UIL All Region Jazz clinics-piano and drum set). Joey also did a clinic on jazz band rhythm section techniques for the Texas Jazz Educators Association and has been a clinician at the T.C.U., Tarleton State, and Highlander Jazz Festivals.
Mr. Carter is active as a vibraphonist, drum set artist, percussionist, pianist, organist, and arranger. Joey is a member of and composer for the original jazz group Bertha Coolidge which was elected into the Fort Worth Weekly Music Hall of Fame in 2018, won Album of the Year (Live at the Caravan of Dreams 030201 in 2002) and Best Live Show (2008) in the Fort Worth Weekly music awards. His quartet was featured on the Sammon’s Center for the Arts Jazz concert series in February 2015. He performs regularly as a piano soloist, with his own groups, Johnny Reno and the Bitchin’ Camaros, The Arts on 5th Avenue Jazz Collective, Brad Thompson and his Undulating Band, various area churches, and as a recording session musician. Recent CD and DVD releases he appeared on include American Bedouin: More Peasant Company, Bertha Coolidge: The Reno Sessions, Max Stalling: Live at the Grenada, Brad Thompson, Love’s Bitter Rage by pianist John Case, Straight Ahead Blues by guitarist James Hinkle, and six children’s albums by Mark Burrows. He has been a featured soloist at the Umbria Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Pori Jazz Festival, the Honolulu Jazz Festival, and festivals in Copenhagen, Salzburg, Verbier, and Budapest. Joey has appeared in concert with Joey Defrancesco, Peter Erskine, Randy Brecker, Cedar Walton, Chris Valdala, Ed Shaunessy, Alex Iles, Marvin Stamm, and many others. He has also arranged music for movies (including Spy Kids 3D), drum lines, big bands, musicals, and many popular music projects. Mr. Carter is an endorser and clinician for Innovative Percussion (mallets and sticks).
Mr. Carter received his Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance at Texas Christian University in May of 2000 and a B.M.E. from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1991.
Active as a clinician and adjudicator in the North Texas area.
Active as a performer on drum set, vibraphone, piano, organ, and world percussion.
Active as an arranger and composer.
Joey is a member of and composer for the original jazz group Bertha Coolidge which was elected into the Fort Worth Weekly Music Hall of Fame in 2018, won Album of the Year (Live at the Caravan of Dreams 030201 in 2002) and Best Live Show (2008) in the Fort Worth Weekly music awards.
Album of the Year- Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards- 2002
American Federation of Professional Musicians
Texas Association of Jazz Educators
Percussive Arts Society
Endorsed by Innovative Percussion