LEONARD C. KING JR. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Throughout the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s, & 90’s I performed in an innumerable amount of venues often with many outstanding artists beginning at the age of 12—great music for all ages. The ones I’ve selected for these highlights were chosen because it isn’t necessary to list everything, therefore enjoy a cruise from the recent present to the past.

2014
Oopapada featuring Paul Abler, International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, MI
Dr. Prof. Leonard King Orchestra, Cadieux Café, Detroit, MI
James Carter Organ Trio, Flynn Performance Space, Burlington, VT
James Carter Organ Trio, Portland Jazz Festival, Portland, OR
Lyman Woodard Organization Orchestra, International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, MI
James Carter Organ Trio, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Lyman Woodard Organization for the Arts fundraiser, Olema, CA
James Carter Organ Trio, Birdland, New York, N.Y.

James Carter Organ Trio Spring European Tour:

Teatro Alameda,Sevilla,Spain
Jimmy Glass Jazz Club, Valencia, Spain
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
Blue Note, Milano, Italy
Hotel Lone, Rovinj, Croatia
Budapest Jazz Club, Budapest, Hungary
Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria
Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Jazz sous les Pommiers--Salle Marcel
Drummers Nite Out, International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, MI
James Carter Organ Trio, Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnepeg, Canada
James Carter Organ Trio, Ilhabela Jazz Festival, Ilhabela, Brazil
James Carter Organ Trio, Coral Gables Congregational Church, Coral Gables, FL
James Carter Organ Trio, Jazz a la Villette, Paris, France
James Carter Organ Trio, First Unitarian-Universalist Church, Detroit, MI
James Carter Organ Trio, Jazz Standard, New York, N.Y.
James Carter Organ Trio Fall European/India Tour:
Theaterstubchen, Kassel, Germany
Galerie Mirko Joerg Kellner, Dresden, Germany
Salle Nougaro, Toulouse, France
Forum Nice Nord, Nice, France
La Comete, Chalons-en-Champagne, France
La Grange au Lac, Evian, France
Polish Baltic Philharmonic, Gdansk, Poland
La Coursive Theatre Verdiere, La Rochelle, France
Muziek Podium Zeeland, Middleburg, The Netherlands
Bimhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Shisha Café, Pune, India
UB City Auditorium, Bangalore, India
TATA Theatre, Mumbai, India
Garfield Blues Band Reunion, Bert's Hastings Room, Detroit, MI

2013
Recording session with gospel vocalist/pianist Liz McComb, Studio A, Dearborn, MI
1st year of activity for the Lyman Woodard Organization for the Arts
James Carter Organ Trio, Folly Theatre, Kansas City, MO
Dr. Prof. Leonard King, “Drum Fun & Vocals, Too”, Burnhaven Library, Burnsville, MN
James Carter Organ Trio, Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA
James Carter Organ Trio Cotton Club, Tokyo, Japan
James Carter Organ Trio Perth International Jazz Festival (Australia)
James Carter Organ Trio Jakarta International Jazz Festival
James Carter Organ Trio Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY
Oopapada & Friends, International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, MI
Lyman Woodard Organization Orchestra, International Institute, Detroit, MI
James Carter Organ Trio, Blues Alley, Washington, D.C.
Gisele Caver Show, Southfield, MI
James Carter Organ Trio, Jazz Standard, New York, NY
James Carter Organ Trio, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, (Australia)
James Carter Organ TrioHoot Adelaide Jazz Festival, Australia
James Carter Organ TrioScullers, Cambridge, MA
James Carter Organ TrioArCub, Live Open Air, Bucharest, Romania
James Carter Organ TrioWein, Jazz Festival, Vienna, Australia (with Joe Louis Walker)
James Carter Organ Trio Fijazz Alicante (Spain), (with Joe Louis Walker)
James Carter Organ Trio Festival de la Guitarra de Cordoba (Spain), (with JLW)
Dr. Prof. Leonard King & Larry Price, Wenno Jazz Cruise, Puumala, Finland
James Carter Organ Trio, Caramoor Jazz Festival, Katonah, NY
James Carter Quartet, Detroit Jazz Festival, (Michigan)
Dr. Prof. Leonard King Orchestra recording sessions, Rustbelt Studios, Royal Oak, MI
Issued 2 titles on Uuquipleu Records

2012
James Carter Organ Trio, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
James Carter Organ Trio The Egg, Albany, NY
James Carter Organ Trio Marian’s Jazz Room, Jazz Festival Bern (Switzerland)
James Carter Organ Trio Jazz Club A Trane, Berlin, Germany
James Carter Organ Trio North Sea Jazz Club, Amsterdam, Netherlands
James Carter Organ Trio Dave Stewart’s party, Clinton, MO
Issued 6 titles on Uuquipleu Records
Drummers’ Nite Out, International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (MI)
James Carter Organ Trio, Blue Note, New York, NY
James Carter Organ Trio Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada)
James Carter Organ Trio North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
James Carter Organ Trio Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland)
James Carter Organ Trio Newport Jazz Festival (RI)
James Carter Sextet, Bimhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
James Carter Organ Trio, Colmar Jazz Festival (France)
James Carter Organ Trio Jazz En Touraine, Montlouise, France
James Carter Organ Trio Blue Note, Milano, Italy
James Carter Organ Trio Savoy Theatre, Helsinki, Finland (with Larry Price)
James Carter Organ Trio Sigyn Concert Hall, Turku, Finland (with Larry Price)
James Carter Chasin’ The Gypsy, Cite de la Musique, Paris, France
James Carter Organ Trio, Birdland, New York, NY42011                                           

          James Carter Organ Trio sessions for "At The Crossroads" (October release)

          James Carter Organ Trio Spring European Tour:                                               

          Half Note Jazz Club, Athens, Greece                                                             

          Centralstation, Darmstadt, Germany                                                 

          de Bijloke Muziekcentrum, Gent, Belgium

          Theatre Casino, Zug, Switzerland

           Moods im Schiffau, Zurich, Switzerland

           Blue Note Poznan Jazz Club, Poznan, Poland

           Blue Note New York, N.Y. with Nicolas Payton & James Blood Ulmer

           Ronnie Scott's, London, England

           Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

           Duc des Lombards, Paris, France                                          

           Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Marcus Garvey Park, New York, N.Y.

           Yoshi's, Oakland, CA                                                                

           Birdland, New York, N.Y.                                                                     

           Catalina's Bar & Grill, Los Angeles, CA                                         

           James Carter Organ Trio Fall European Tour: 

           Theatre National De Bretagne, Rennes, France

           TMP Pibrac, Pibrac, France

           Clermont Ferrand Festival "Jazz en Tete", Clermond Ferrand, France

           Rhino Jazz Festival, Etienne, France                                            

           New Morning, Paris, France                                                 

           Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria                                                

           Stadtgarten/WDR 3 Jazz Festival, Cologne, Germany                                   

           Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands                                                              

           Lanteren Venster, Rotterdam, Netherlands

           James Carter Quintet, Gypsy Jazz Festival, Noumea, New Caledonia

                                                    
          2010

          James Carter Quintet: Spring European Tour:

          Freiberger Jazztage; Freiberg, Germany.

          Jazzclub Ilmenau; Ilmenau, Germany.

          Variete Chat Noir; Trier, Germany.

          Cafe Hahn; Koblenz, Germany.

          Jazzhaus Freiburg; Freiburg, Germany.

          Treibhaus; Innsbruck, Austria.

          Komhaus; Kempten, Germany.

          Zentrum Feldbach; Feldbach (Graz), Austria.

          Studio 1, SRO Bratislava; Bratislava, Slovakia.

          Duc Des Lombards; Paris, France.

          Domicil; Dortmund, Germany

          Palais Des Congres; Liege, Brussels

          James Carter Organ Trio, Jazz at the Bistro; St. Louis, Missouri.

          James Carter Organ Trio, Yoshi's San Francisco; San Francisco, California.

          James Carter Quintet Summer European Tour:

          Django Reinhardt Festival; Samois, France.

          The Soundtheatre; Wels, Austria.

          Porgy & Bess Club; Vienna, Austria.

          Glad-House Cottbus; Cottbus, Germany.

           Festivalgelande Thayapark; Waidhofen, Austria.

           Spirit of '66; Verviers, Belgium.

           Dracula Club; St. Moritz, Switzerland.

           Jazzclub Unterfahrt; Munich, Germany.

           Kulturarena (open air); Jena, Germany.

           Kulturzelt Kassel; Kassel, Germany.

           XXIII Jazz en la Costa; Almunecar, Spain.

           VIII Festival Jazz Talavera, Talavera de le Reina, Spain

           XVIII Festival Internacional de Jazz e Blues; Pontevedra, Spain.

           XIII Jazz San Javier Festival; San Javier (Murcia), Spain.

           New Morning; Paris, France.

           Rheingau Music Festival, Stadttheatre Russellsheim; Russelsheim, Germany.

           Porto Marina die Cesari; Fano, Italy.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Madison Square Park; New York, New York.

           Atsuko Hashimoto Trio with Yutaka Hashimoto & Leonard King Jr., Jazz

           Organ Fellowship Gala, Theatre on San Pedro Square, San Jose, California.

           Dr. Prof. Leonard King & Friends, Wadlington's Gallery, Detroit, Michigan.

          2009

          James Carter Organ Trio, Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, MA.

          James Carter Organ Trio, Playboy Jazz Cruise hosted by Marcus Miller.

          Dr. Prof. Leonard King, Wentworth Library, St. Paul. MN.

          James Carter Organ Trio with Miche Braden, Miller Theatre, Columbia University, NYC.

          Dr. Prof. Leonard King, "Drum Fun & Vocals, Too", Bamber Valley Elementary School, Rochester, MN.

          James Carter Quintet, Bielsko-Biala Jazz Festival, Bielska-Biala, Poland.

          James Carter Organ Trio & Quintet, Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel.

          James Carter Organ Trio, Carver Center, San Antonio, TX.

          James Carter Quintet: Spring European Tour:

          Lugar Teatro Fortuny, Reus, Spain.

          SJU Jazz, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

          Buergerhalle, Gronau, Germany.

          Magazine, Aalen, Germany.

          Sunset-Sunrise Jazzclub, Paris, France.

          Freiburg Jazzhaus, Freiburg, Germany.

          Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, Germany.

          Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany.

          Escuela de Musica Andres Isasi, Gexto, Spain.

          Oopapada, Cliff Bell's, Detroit, MI.

           James Carter Organ Trio, YMCA Theatre, Cambridge, MA.

           James Carter Quintet: Summer European Tour:

           Centro de Congressos de do Estoril, Estoril, Portugal.

           Jazzclub Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany.

           Kulturzelt Kassel, Kassel, Germany.

           Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany.

           Festival Caixa Penedez VIJAZZ 2009, Vilafranca del Penedes, Spain.

           James Carter Quintet: Summer Japanese Tour:

           B1 Tokyo Uniform Center, Tokyo, Japan.

           Monterey Festival, Noto, Japan.

           Mr. Kelly's, Osaka, Japan.

           Star Eyes, Nagoya, Japan.

           Lifetime, Shizuoka, Japan.

           STB 139, Tokyo, Japan.

           Swing Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

           Dr. Prof. Leonard King w/ Ron English, & Gerard Gibbs, Dirty Dog, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI.

           Lyman Woodard Tribute Organization, Detroit International Jazz Fest, Detroit, MI.

           Drummers' Night Out, Cliff Bell's, Detroit, MI.

           James Carter Quintet: Fall European Tour:

           Theatre Lantaren/Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

            Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb, Croatia.

            Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany.

            BIX Jazzclub, Stuttgart, Germany.

            Skopje Jazz Festival, Skopje, Macedonia.

            Teatro Comunale, Cormons, Italy.

            Tblisi Concert Hall, Tblisi, Georgia.

            Teatro Alighieri, Ravenna, Italy.

            Stiegl Brauwelt, Salzburg, Austria.

            Oopapada, DVD/CD release party, Cliff Bell's, Detroit, MI.

            Dr. Prof. Leonard King, "Drum Fun & Vocals, Too", Four Seasons Elementary School, St. Paul, MN.

            James Carter Organ Trio, Nui's International Jazz Festival, Bangkok, Thailand.

          2008

          The Great Detroit Hammond B3 Tradition Festival featuring the Dr. Prof Leonard King/Gerard Gibbs Duo/Orchestra, Oopapada featuring Chris Codish, Robert Tye, & Dr. Prof. Leonard King, and Lyman Woodard & Friends with Ron English, Dwight Adams, Cornelious 'JuJu' Johnson, Steve Hunter, & Dr. Prof. Leonard King, Cliff Bell's, Detroit, MN.   

           Detroit Homecoming Weekend: Paul Abler Quartet with Sven Anderson, Patrick Prouty, & Dr. Prof. Leonard King; Oopapada with Chris Codish, Robert Tye, & Dr. Prof. Leonard King.

           Gibson/Baldwin Whole Foods Jazz Festival with The Spirit of Life Ensemble & The Paul Abler Quartet, Whole Foods(Bowery), New York, N.Y.

           Dr. Prof. Leonard King & The Washingtons (Faye, Donald, & Kevin), Center for Independent Artists, Minneapolis, MN.

           Southpaw Isle Steelband CD release party, Cliff Bell's, Detroit, MN.

           James Carter Quintet, Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

           James Carter Quintet, Summer European Tour '08:

           Jazz Fest Wien, Vienna, Austria.

           Music Hall Worpswede, Worpswede, Germany.

           Fabrik-Stiftung, Hamburg, Germany.

           North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

           Jazzclub Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden.

           New Morning Club, Paris, France.

           Teatro Morlacchi, Perugia, Italy.

           Bix Jazzclub, Stuttgart, Germany.

           San Javier Jazz Festival, San Javier, Spain.

           James Carter Quintet, Japanese Tour '08:

           J-Zbrat, Tokyo, Japan.

           Lifetime Club, Shizuoka, Japan.

           Brick Block, Oita, Japan.

           Granvia Okayama, Okayama, Japan.

           Mr. Kelly's, Osaka, Japan.

           STB139, Tokyo, Japan.

           Someday, Tokyo, Japan.

           Yamagata Jazz Festival, Yamagata, Japan.

           James Carter Quintet, Detroit International Jazz Festival, Detroit, MI.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Debrecen Jazz Days, Debrecen, Hungary.

           James Carter Quintet -- West Coast swing:

           Yoshi's (Oakland, CA.) & Yoshi's (San Francisco, CA)

           Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA.

           James Carter Quintet, Fall European Tour '08:

           CRR Concert Hall, Istanbul, Turkey.

           Chemnitzer Jazz Club, Chemnitz, Germany.

           Jazzit Musik Club, Salzburg, Austria.

           Jazzclub Hannover, Hannover, Germany.

           CCRD Opderschmelz, Dudelange, Luxembourg.

           Sunset-Sunside Jazzclub, Paris, France.

           Theater Lantaren/Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

           Bimhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

           Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany.

           Hot Jazz Club, Munster, Germany.

           Jazz Club Minden, Minden, Germany.

           WDR3 Festival Jazz Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

            Ronnie Scott's Club, London, England.

            Reigen, Vienna, Austria.

            Teatro di Cagno, Bari, Italy.

            Blue Note Jazz Club, Milano, Italy.

            Aalener Jazzfest, Aalen, Germany.

            Ingolstadter Jazztage, Ingolstadt, Germany.

            Domicile, Pforzheim, Germany.

            Novosadski Jazz Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia.

            Festival de Jazz de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain.

            Lyman Woodard/Ron English/Dr. Prof. Leonard King CD party, Cliff Bell's, Detroit, MI.

            James Carter Quintet, Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN.

           2007

           Visger Road Drum Band with Dr. Prof. Leonard King, Donald Washington, & Kevin Washington, Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN

           Paul Abler Quintet featuring Yusef Lateef, Gibson/Baldwin Showroom, New York, N.Y.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Riga Saxophone Festival, Riga, Latvia.

           James Carter Organ Trio :

           Maennerchor Club, Erie, PA.

           Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH.

           James Carter Quintet with Miche Braden & The Akua Dixon String Ensemble, Carnegie Hall

           (Zankel Hall), New York, N.Y.

           James Carter Organ Trio: May European Tour

           New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Jazz Tent), New Orleans, LA.

           Opera House (in Pomerian Dukes Castle), Szczecin, Poland.

           Club Poklad, Gdynia, Poland.

           Grillo Theatreplatz, Essen, Germany.

           Bimhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

           Oosterport, Groningnen, The Netherlands.

           The Hague Jazz Festival, Den Haag, The Netherlands.

           Kunsthaus Nexus, Saalfelden, Austria.

           Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria.

           Slovak television, Mynska dolina, Bratislava, Slovakia.

           Moods, Zurich, Switzerland.

           Kulturzentrum Gems, Singen, Germany.

           Muziekpodium, Zeeland, The Netherland.

           Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany.

           Jazzclub Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany.

           Jazz Cava, Terassa, Spain.

           Teatro del Casino Menorca Theatre, Menorca, Spain.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Birdland, New York, N.Y.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Playboy Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA.

           James Carter Organ Trio, North Sea Jazz Cruise hosted by Marcus Miller.

           James Carter Quintet, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI.

           Visger Road Drum Band, Palm Court Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN.

            James Carter Quintet with guest Roger Glenn, Yoshi’s, Oakland, CA.

            Southpaw Isle Steelband with Dr. Prof. Leonard King, “The Music Of Astor Piazzolla Plus 5

            Composers (Horace Silver, Leonard King, Lyman Woodard, Benny Golson, and Larry Young),

            Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI. & Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI.

            James Carter Organ Trio, October European Tour:

            Belgrade Music Festival, Belgrade Drama Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia.

            Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany.

            Akwarium Jazzarium, Warsaw, Poland.

            Salle du Cheval Blanc, Strasbourg, France.

            Jazzhaus Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany.

            Marenzikeller, Leibnitz, Austria.

            Blue Note Jazz Club & Restaurant, Milano, Italy.

            Autonme Club @ the Cour du Conseil General, Toulouse, France.

            Dr. Prof. Leonard King, Central Library, St. Paul, MN.

            Paul Abler Quartet, Gibson/Baldwin Jazz Festival, Whole Foods Market (Bowery),

            New York, N.Y.

            Dr. Prof. Leonard King, F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium, Landmark Center, St. Paul, MN.

            Dr. Prof. Leonard King, Bamber Valley Elementary School, Rochester, MN.

            Dr. Prof. Leonard King, “The Social Responsibility of African American Music” course,

            Macalester College, St Paul. MN., Winter & Fall semesters.

           2006

           Union Institute & University, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Music Degree. 

           James Carter Organ Trio, Ford Conference and Event Center, Dearborn, MI.

           Allan Harris, Roostertail, Detroit, MI.

           James Carter Quartet, Orange County Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA..

           James Carter Quintet with Miche Braden, Staller Center, Stony Brook, N.Y.

           James Carter Quintet with Miche Braden, The Egg, Albany, N.Y.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Iridium, New York, N.Y.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Jazz Showcase, Chicago, IL.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Arturo Sandoval’s Jazz Club, Miami Beach, FL.

           James Carter Quartet, Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI. 

           James Carter Organ Trio, Spring European Tour:

           Congresshalle Saal Ost, Saarbrucken, Germany.

           International Jazzfestival Greizer Jazzwerk, Greiz, Germany.

           Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany.

           Nuit du Jazz, Theatre la Colonne, Miramas, France.

           New Morning Club, Paris, France.

           Chasse Theatre, Breda, Netherlands.

           Centre d’elevage de l’Allier, Rocles, France,

           Lantarenlvensler, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Zanzibar Blue, Philadelphia, PA.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Bourbon Street, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Festival Rio das Ostras, Rio das Ostras, Brazil.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Freihofer Jazz Festival, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

           James Carter Quartet, Fay Claassen, & The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw:

           Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

           The North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Summer ’07 Tour :

           Lehartheatre, Bad Ischul, Austria.

           Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland.

           Tent Chapiteau, Gouvy, Belgium.

           Arena dello Stretto, Villa San Jovani (Reggio Calabria), Italy

           Visger Road Drum Band with Dr. Prof. Leonard, Donald Washington, & Kevin Washington, 

            Freedom Jazz Festival, Minneapolis, MN.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Newport/JVC Jazz Festival, Newport, RI.

           Regal Brass Band of New Orleans, Detroit International Jazz Festival, Detroit, MI.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Jazz Bakery, Culver City, CA.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Birdland, New York, N.Y.

           James Carter Organ Trio, San Francisco Jazz Festival, San Francisco, CA.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis, MN.

           Joined the roster of Young Audiences of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.

           Special 3-part interview feature with Gisele Caver at soundsinthekeyofgee.com

           Special features with Kevin O’Connor on KBEM-FM radio, Minneapolis, MN.

           Uuquipleu Records distributed by CD Baby (www.cdbaby.com).

           Special feature with Pete Fallico, KSUP-FM radio, “Doodlin Lounge”.

          2005

           James Carter Organ Trio, Orchestra Hall, Detroit, Mi.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Knitting Factory, New York, N.Y.

           Oopapada, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor, Mi.

           James Carter Quintet Plus Strings, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

           James Carter Quintet, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

           James Carter Organ Trio with Hamiett Bluiett & James “Blood” Ulmer, Blue Note, NYC.

           Oopapada, Gerard Gibbs, Bill Meyer, Ibrahim Jones, Lorenzo “Spoons” Brown, Johnny

           Evans, Jerry LeDuff, Kenny Cox, & Mubarik Hakim, Bert’s Marketplace, Detroit, Mi.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Festival of the Arts, Detroit, Mi.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Prospect Park Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis, Mn.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Regatta Bar in the Charles Hotel, Cambridge, Ma.

           Regal Brass Band of New Orleans, Detroit International Jazz Festival, Detroit, Mi.

           Lyman Woodard Appreciation Jam, Bert’s on Broadway, Detroit, Mi.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Rivoli Teatro Municipal, Porto, Portugal.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Escola Superior de Musica e Artes, Porto, Portugal.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Holland.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Blue Note, Milano, Italy.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Domicil, Pforzheim, Germany.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Jazzit Musik Club, Salzburg, Austria.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Medunarodni dani jazza, Zagreb, Croatia.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Casa del Jazz, Rome, Italy.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Porgy and Bess Music Club, Vienna, Austria.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Teatro Liceo, Salamanca, Spain.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Ingolstadter Jazztage, Inngolstadt, Germany.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Sava Center Jazz Club, Belgrade, Serbia.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Stadttheatre Hinterbuhne, Russelheim, Germany.

           James Carter Organ Trio, Wexner Center, Ohio State U., Columbus, Oh.

           Oopapada & guests, Bert’s on Broadway, Detroit, Mi.

           Leonard King Trio, Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis, Mn.

           Released “Extending the Language” with James Carter & Gerard Gibbs.

2004

  • James Carter Organ Trio, Vaulx Jazz Festival, Lyon, France.
  • James Carter Quintet, Jazz Bakery, Culver City, Ca.
  • James Carter Qunitet, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, Ca
  • James Carter Quintet, Yoshi's at Jack London Square, Oakland, Ca.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, CBS Morning Show, Detroit, Mi.
  • George Braith, Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Detroit, Mi.
  • George Braith, WDET-FM Radio broadcast, Detroit, Mi.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Burghausen Jazz Festival, Burghausen, Germany.
  • James Carter Organ Trio with guests, Hamiett Blueitt, James "Blood" Ulmer,
    The Blue Note, New York, N.Y.
  • James Carter Quintet, St. Lucia Jazz Festival, St Lucia, West Indies.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Syracuse Jazz Festival, Syracuse, New York.
  • James Carter Quintet, Pati Del Institut Del Del Teatro De Vic, Vic, Spain.
  • James Carter Quintet, Park Jazz Festival, Courtrai, Belgium.
  • James Carter Quintet, New Morning Club, Paris, France.
  • James Carter Quintet, Fano Jazz Festival, Fano, Italy.
  • James Carter Quintet, Classico Village SRL, Rome, Italy.
  • James Carter Quintet, Jazz Fest Vienna, Austria, Vienna.
  • James Carter Quintet, Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany.
  • James Carter Quintet, North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Leonard King Trio featuring Marian & Mical Petrescu, Pori Jazz Festival,
    Pori, Finland.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Mt. Hood Festival, Portland, Or.
  • James Carter Quintet featuring Miche Braden, Ford Detroit Jazz Festival,
    Detroit, Mi.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Albany Riverside Jazz Festival, Albany, N.Y.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, BASF Gesellschaftshaus, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Tafelhalle, Nurnberg, Germany.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Fabrik, Hambourg, Germany.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Centralstation, Darmstadt, Germany
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Opernhaus Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Jugendzentrum, Gutersloh, Germany.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Treibhaus, Innsbruck, Austria.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Burgerhaus Alte Post, Ingolstadt, Germany.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Theatre De Champ Fleu, St. Denis, Reunion
    Islands.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Theatre de St. Gilles, St. Gilles, Reunion
    Islands.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Congress Hall, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Featured with the James Carter Quartet, 9th Festival Internacional de
    Lapataia, Punta del Estes,South America.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, St Andrews Epsicopal Church,
    Ann Arbor, Mi

2003

  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Blue Note, Milano, Italy.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Cite de la Musique, Paris,
    France.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Mondavi Center, UC Davis,
    Davis, Ca.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio Spain Tour:Teatro Circo De
    Albacete; Circulo De Las
  • Artes De Lugo; Cafe Latino Club, Ourense; Calle 54 Club, Madrid; and La
    Cova del Drac Club,Barcelona.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Azores Island, Portugal.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Northwestern University,
    Traverse City, Mi.
  • Oopapada featured on MikeyRadio.com, Internet radio.
  • Leonard King inducted into the Motown Historical Museum as a "Man Of
    Motown", Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit, Mi.
  • Featured with James Carter' s Chasin' The Gypsy Band, The Egg, Albany, N.Y.. Featured with James Carter' s Chasin' The Gypsy Band, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, N.Y.
  • Oopapada featured at The Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, The Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles, Ca.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, The J.F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio and David Murray, Yoshi' s, Oakland, Ca.
  • Conducted percussion workshops at Ala-Keiteleen Elementary School, Aanekoski, Finland.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Grenoble Jazz Festival, Grenoble, France.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Siusse/Cully Jazz Festival, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Teatro Guglielmi, Massa, Italy.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Teatro Giotto, Vicchio, Italy.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Teatro Communale, Casalmaggiore, Italy.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, C.C. Luchtbal, Antwerpen, Belgium.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, New Morning Club. Paris, France.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Theatre La Colonne, Miramas, France.
  • Featured with the James Carter Quartet, Spivey Hall in Clayton College, Morrow, Ga.
  • Featured with the Brazeal Dennard Chorale and Dennis Rowland, Andiamo's Ristorante, Sterling Heights, MI.
  • Featured with James Carter's Chasin' The Gypsy Band, Coolidge Auditorium, Library Of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Birmingham Jazz Festival, Birmingham, MI.

          2002

  • Featured with saxophonist James Carter' s Chasin' The Gypsy Band, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Performed with Oopapada at the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival.
  • Featured with saxophonist James Carter's Organ Trio, Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Detroit, Mi
  • Released a two-CD set from Oopapada entitled "Big Fahrenheit In Detroit" on Uuquipleu Records.
  • Performed with Oopapada at the Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles, California.
  • Featured with James Carter's Chasin' The Gypsy Band, National Arts Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Oopapada featured at Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Detroit, MI.
  • Recorded with James Carter, Avatar Studios, New York, NY.
  • Featured with guitarist Mark Elf, Firefly Lounge, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Featured with multi-instrumentalist Howard Johnson, WDET-FM Radio, Detroit, MI
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, The Blue Note, New York, N.Y.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Tour of Western Canada including Winnepeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Vancouver, and Montreal.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Gem Theatre, Detroit, MI.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Pori Jazz Festival, Pori, Finland
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Dartmouth University, Hanover, N.H.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Caramoor Festival, Katona, N.Y.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Featured with James Carter's Chasin' The Gypsy Band, Eureka Springs Arkansas Festival.

          2001

  • Released two more CD's of Oopapada on his own Uuquipleu Records label.
  • Featured with James Carter at Baker's Keyboard Lounge for a three-day live recording session for Atlantic Records with special guests, Aretha
  • Franklin, Johnny Griffin, David Murray, and Franz Jackson.
  • Summer European tour with James Carter's Chasin' The Gypsy Band.
  • Featured with James Carter at the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival.
  • Oopapada CD release party at Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Detroit, MI.
  • Fall European tour with James Carter's Chasin' the Gypsy Band.
  • Received the Presidential Scholarship Award for continued undergraduate studies at The Union Institute & University.

          2000

  • Featured with vocalist Carla Cook, Detroit, MI.
  • Featured in concert with saxophonist Bobby Watson, WDET-FM, Detroit, MI.
  • Founded Uuquipleu Records and released first Oopapada CD.
  • Oopapada was accepted in to the Michigan Humanities Council Arts & Humanities Touring Directory and performed at the Council's Arts and Humanities Touring Showcase
  • Oopapada featured at the Detroit Festival Of The Arts
  • Visger Road Drum Band featured at the Concerts of the Colors, Chene Park
  • Oopapada featured on the Public Television System station, WTVS-TV program,"Backstage Pass"

          1999

  • Performed with trumpeter/educator Donald Byrd at the African World Festival, Detroit, MI.
  • Featured with New Orleans clarinet virtuoso Alvin Batiste on WDET-FM radio, Detroit, MI.
  • Elected to the Board of Directors of Art Center Music School, Detroit, MI.
  • Featured with the famous Cuban clarinet and alto saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera on WDET-FM.
  • Featured with saxophonist James Carter at the Detroit Institute of Arts/GQ Magazine/Atlantic Records special concert and fashion show.


          1998

  • Featured with James Carter at Catalina's Bar and Grill; Los Angeles, CA; Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Village Vanguard, New York
  • Featured with Oopapada; Frog Island Festival, Ypsilanti, MI; Ford Detroit Jazz Festival, Detroit, MI
  • Employed as a Music Therapist at New St. Paul Head Start schools, Detroit, MI
  • Featured on the Unwind/Creative Healing CD: A compilation of Detroit Jazz Artists


          1997

  • Recorded "In Carterian Fashion" with James Carter for Atlantic Records, New York.
  • Appointed to the music faculty of the Institute of Music and Dance at the Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
  • Joined Wolf Trap of Michigan, Head Start Division, Rochester, MI as a music educator

          1996

  • Joined the music faculty of Art Center Music School, Detroit, MI.
  • Featured at the Ford Detroit Jazz Festival with Oopapada. Also featured with The Rodney Whitaker Sextet.

          1994

          Seven day residency with the Storytellers, Inc., performing at the Martin Luther King

          Center for the Performing and Cultural Arts, Columbus, Ohio.

  • Joined Omni Arts in Education as a performer/educator, Detroit, MI.

          1993

  • Honorary certificate from the University of Michigan Multicultural Programs Council.

          1992

  • Joined Young Audiences of Michigan as a performer/educator, Detroit, MI.

          1991

  • Joined the Children's Center of Wayne County as a Music Therapist, Detroit, MI.

          Featured with famed guitarist Herb Ellis at the Michigan Inn, Southfield, MI.

          1990

  • Founded Strata Nova Productions, Inc., Detroit, MI.

          1989

  • Joined the Warren-Conner Development Coalition as a Music Therapist for their "Youth on the Edge of Greatness" program, Detroit, MI.

          1986

  • Featured with the Bobby Watson-Curtis Lundy Quartet at Baker's Keyboard Lounge,Detroit, MI.

          1983

  • Joined Roy Brooks' Aboriginal Percussion Choir, Detroit, MI.

          1978

  • Accompanied singer Eddie Jefferson at Cobb's Corner, Detroit, MI.

          1976

  • Toured the U.S. with singer Eddie Kendricks
  • Joined staff of WDET-FM Radio, Detroit, MI as an on-air radio host.

          1975

  • Accompanied singer Walter Jackson at Watts Club Mozambique, Detroit, MI.

          1973

            Joined the Lyman Woodard Trio at the Hobby Bar, Detroit, MI.

          1971

  • Accompanied the O'Jays, Local 212, David Ruffin, Phelps Lounge, Detroit, MI.

          1969

  • Officially opened Kresge Court in the Detroit Institute of Arts with Leonard King and the Soul Messengers, Detroit, MI.

          1968

  •  Accompanied singer Johnnie Taylor, comedian Pigmeat Markham, Phelps Lounge, Detroit, MI.

          1967

  •  Accompanied singer Al Green, Local 876, Detroit, MI.

          1965

  •  Accompanied vocalist/guitarist T-Bone Walker, Roosevelt Hall, River Rouge, MI.

          1963

      Featured with The Jazz Sextet (former name of Leonard King & The Soul Messengers) Michigan State Fair, Detroit, MI.

FORMAL EDUCATION

  • Ross Technical Institute Dearborn, MI; Certificate in Electronics Technology, 1986-1987
  • Southwestern High School Detroit, MI; 1962-1966
  • Detroit Public Schools District Orchestra; 1959-1963
  • Grinnell Bros. Lincoln Park, MI; private lessons, 1957-1960
  • Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Oh. Bachelor of Arts Music Degree, 2000-2006


TEACHING EXPERIENCE.

  • Art Center Music School of Detroit, MI; Aug./1996 - Feb./2000
  • Institute of Music & Dance/Center for Creative Studies of Detroit, MI; Sept./1997 - Jan./2000
  • Taught privately at home and assisted in musical development of former students -saxophonist James Carter, bassist Rodney Whitaker, violinist Regina Carter,
    saxophonist Cassius Richmond and keyboardist George Rountree


MUSIC THERAPY EXPERIENCE.

  • New St. Paul Head Start Schools Detroit, MI; 1998 - 1999.
  • Levine Institute's "Artists Enrichment For the Aged" program Detroit, MI; 1990-1994.
  • Children’s Center of Wayne County, Detroit, Mi. 1990-1992.