About Eddie Carr
the Duke Ellington
Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra almost simultaneously as a
youngster, inspiring him to write and compose in every style
imaginable. He wrote his first arrangement
for jazz ensemble at 13 years old and his first original compositions
at fifteen. He
composition and received a BA in Music from Brigham Young University.
He has composed for every type of ensemble from jazz bebop combos to
developed a deep love for salsa and Caribbean dance
music while living in Venezuela, and played nine years with St.
Louis’ own Solución Latina salsa orchestra. Two
of his Latin compositions, “Busca La Solución”
and “Yo Sueño Contigo,” were featured on the their CD, “Find The
Solution. “Busca La Solución” was chosen as a
Finalist in the GRAMMYs Midwest Regional Songwriting Competition in
has created film and theatrical scores,
including a dramatic production of Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” for
Brigham Young University. His two scores for live
performance, “The Laser’s Edge” and “To Fly in Angels’ Skies,” were
performed world wide by World
Champion and 7-time U.S. National
Champion aerobatic pilot Leo Loudenslager and the Bud Light Air Force
|As a jazz trumpeter, pianist, and
member of an elite drum and bugle corps, Eddie has performed across the
U.S. and Canada, in Russia, and in jazz festivals in Eastern Europe. He
has even participated in a Christmas Eve Processional on Margarita
Island, just off Venezuela’s Caribbean coast.
Eddie has had the pleasure
of sharing the stage with such jazz notables as Louis Bellson, Michael
Brecker, Jon Faddis, Mike Vax, Jim Widener, Nick Brignola, and Jim
In The Marching Arts,
Eddie has arranged
music for, designed drill for, and instructed marching bands and drum
& bugle corps throughout the U.S. and Japan, including former
Fiesta Bowl and Citrus Bowl Competition Champions The Parkway West High
School Longhorns from St. Louis, MO. In addition, he has written drill
for the DCI Div. III finalist Drum & Bugle Corps. Eddie was the
founding arranger and drill designer for the Sonic City Lancers Drum
& Bugle Corps of Omiya, Japan. He has written for or conducted
Japanese competition favorites Nishihara High School of Okinawa, and
the Utsunomiya Blue Crows.
Eddie writes for and performs with his own alternative rock combo, The
Eddie Carr Five.
find Eddie's works in all sections of Jazz Without Borders.
Click here to see Eddie's
Vitae (music and academic).
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