British guitarist Jason Carter has been playing guitar since the age of 9. He is predominantly self-taught but has attended master classes with guitarists John Williams and Paco Peña at the Royal Academy of Music.
Jason is committed to using music in situations and areas where there is conflict, as music, and in his case, non-verbal music, can be a magical bridge builder between cultures and individuals. Jason has performed in countries such as North Korea, Iran, Northern Ireland, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, and was present in these countries when there was either local conflict, or issues regarding security and stability which could have been a concern to the global community.
His style is an eclectic mix of Flamenco, Jazz and Classical Guitar, and this has been demonstrated through the wide range of CDs that Jason has produced for Sony, EMI, ASV and ARC Music. From original solo guitar compositions, to Indian/Arabic Fusion, Classical Chamber Music, Jazz arrangements and Techno/Dance Music with DJs.
Jason has also appeared alongside Larry Coryell, Trilok Gurtu and Hapriprasad Chaurasia on the ARC Music Compilation ‘Crossing Borders’, and recorded with artists such as Nick Beggs, Phil Keaggy, Máire Brennan and Hossam Ramzy.
Jason uses the Maestro CJ-1 (discontinued vintage model).
Visit his official website at http://www.jasoncarter.net