With a confidence reflecting an instrumental and compositional maturity that both belie his age and announce the arrival of a remarkable talent, Bryan Carter exudes what promises a highly successful career.
Shortly after completing his training at The Juilliard School in New York City and still at the very outset of his career, Carter has already played and/or recorded with many notable artists including Clark Terry, McCoy Tyner, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Mulgrew Miller, Jon Faddis, Ted Nash, Terell Stafford, Bobby Watson, Lew Tabackin, Kenny Barron, Cyrus Chestnut and currently tours with vocalists Michael Feinstein and Kurt Elling.
Dan “Chimy” (shim-ee) Chmielinski began his love affair with the bass at the young age of 3 and never looked back. Now 21, Dan is an accomplished bassist who has traveled the world performing with Etienne Charles, Bryan Carter, the Joey Alexander Trio, Sammy Miller and the Congregation, The Kyle Athayde Dance Party and the New York Jazz Symposium.
He is currently in his fourth year of the jazz studies program at The Juilliard School, led by world-renowned trumpet player and jazz educator Wynton Marsalis. Dan has been continuously inspired and mentored by some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians and classical bassists including Richard Davis, Ben Wolfe, Jay Anderson, and currently studying under the great Ron Carter.
Eric Schneider’s musical adventures began early. Born and raised in the Chicago area, he was able to play melodies on the piano at age three. His formal studies started on piano at six. By age eight, his tendency to try to “improve” the music inspired his teacher to give him a boogie-woogie book, which resulted in his earliest experiments in composition and improvisation. Clarinet lessons started a couple years later and by age fifteen he’d taken up the sax. Hearing Charlie Parker turned his musical life completely around, and he heeded the call.