A Mood in Jazz


For Joseph “Joey” Carter ’00 MM, music mentorship requires sharing the passion and frustration only a veteran musician understands. Carter plays gigs five to seven nights a week in restaurants, concert halls and smoky clubs, doing everything from solo jazz piano to Middle Eastern percussion.

In a lifetime of playing music, the multiple instrumentalist has made music any way he could, including hitting the world’s jazz festival circuit and designing a soundtrack for the Spy Kids movie franchise. The lure of melodies and rhythms beckons daily, said Carter, instructor in percussion, music theory and jazz studies at the School of Music. “I’m kind of obsessed.”

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