Summer Jazz Explosion (feat. Earl Carter, Marvin Taylor & Ken Friend)

Earl Carter

Marvin Taylor, Ken Friend

All Ages
Billboard Smooth Jazz Guitarist Earl Carter, Saxophonist Marvin Taylor & Bassman Ken Friend appearing at The Tin Pan in Richmond, VA

Seating: We assign seats in order of when you purchase your tickets. All reservations are subject to a food and drink minimum of $13 per guest. Due to COVID-19 government mandates, we will not be seating separate parties together unless those parties agree to be seated together. All parties will be socially distanced per regulations. We have also reduced our capacity 50% to allow for social distancing.

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Earl Carter (guitar)

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Earl Carter is a Washington, DC based Guitarist, Bassist and Producer whose multi-faceted talent, professionalism, and star-quality has officially put him in the class of “Billboard Recording Artist". In his earlier years, Earl secured a spot as a member of the platinum selling group, Experience Unlimited (commonly known as EU), where he recorded music for the soundtrack to “Do The Right Thing", a Spike Lee production and the live music video titled "GoGo Live at the Capital Center". As a result of those experiences, Earl began getting more involved with studio production. He began to produce musical projects for local and national artists, as well as, co-produce dialogue recordings for such names as Les Brown, Willie Jolley, George Fraser, and famous athletes Jawan Howard, and Nikki McCray. During the late nineties, he recorded guitar and bass tracks for multiple producers at Daddy's House in NYC for Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment record label. Over the years, Earl has performed with many artists, local, national, and international. As a freelance musician, he has worked with Marcus Johnson, Alyson Williams, Bobby Lyle, Freddie Jackson, Angela Bofill, Regina Belle, Marion Meadows, Michael Lington, Jackiem Joyner, Mya, Syleena Johnson, Sy Smith, Bob Baldwin, Tony Terry and Trouble Funk to name a few and has been a performing artist opening act for Parliament Funkadelic, Pieces of a Dream, Spyro Gyra, Bona Fide and many others. Earl has performed Blues Alley, Rams Head Onstage and many other historic venues in DC and Maryland. He also performed for The National Smooth Jazz Awards in San Diego, The Bermuda Jazz Festivals (’02 & ’03), The Ghana Jazz Festival and many other televised concerts and festivals. He has also been the featured performer for radio stations including: Majic 102.3, WJZW 105.9, WSMJ 104.3 and 95.9 FM Baltimore. As a front man, Earl’s band, “The Carter Project" features other world-class musicians and consistently gives the audience a spectacular show. He has just released his ninth personal CD project “Silky" which is now available via iTunes and most online stores. Earl was the lead guitarist and bassist for two variety groups, contracted for one of the wealthiest men in the world "Sheik Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi" to be the featured bands at the five-star hotel "The Sheraton Addis" located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. During that time he made several trips to Ethiopia averaging three months per visit (spending six out of twelve months overseas) and returned in 2013 & 2014 for promotional tours. Earl has performed and traveled often over the years and is always looking for his next musical challenge. Allow yourself to be entertained by one of the greatest to ever do it!!!

Marvin Taylor (saxophone)

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Ken Friend (bass)

Venue Information:
The Tin Pan
8982 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA, 23229