Jason Carter’s musical depth and extraordinary style have left an indelible impact around the globe. Touring with his inimitable fusion of world music and classical styles, he has performed in almost 100 countries and travelled over a million miles – making music in such diverse locations as Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, North Korea and the Gulf States. Garnering a reputation as an ambassador for peace and intercultural dialogue by using music to open doors for communication, Jason has received honors and awards for these efforts and also support from UNESCO, The United Nations, and the British Council.
Jason is a guitarist/composer of the highest caliber and originality. Prolific and exceptionally creative, he continually produces captivating and alluring music that showcases not only his classical abilities but also his obvious love for world music. Played with humility, passion and exquisite flair, his music offers audiences a profound and intimate experience, regardless of the size of the venue. Jason’s ability to connect with his audience is unparalleled and offers a moving, thought-provoking and unexpectedly comforting experience.
Though working primarily as a solo musician, Jason regularly collaborates with other musicians and orchestras. He has played with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Novosibirsk Orchestra, the Nanjing Chinese Orchestra, New Irish Orchestra, and countless other musicians from around the world. His work can be found on compilations with artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Barbara Streisand, Zakir Hussain, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Joe Satriani, Steve Morse, Allan Holdsworth, John Scofield, Jeff Beck, Larry Coryell, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ozzy Osbourne, Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Huong Thanh (Vietnamese folk singer), Yuuka Nanri (Japan), and Trilok Gurtu.
His 18th album is now out – “Seeking The Divine,” featuring solo harp-guitar compositions.
Jason’s other creative endeavors include “Making In-Roads,” an autobiographical audiobook (available for immediate download) with fascinating stories from his worldwide concerts and travels. He is also working on a multi-media documentary about the music and culture of the pearl divers of United Arab Emirates — amazing individuals whose stories are almost lost to history.
When not working in his studio or traveling the globe, Jason might be spotted aboard his vintage, orange Motobécane Mobylette, somewhere in the south of France.
“Jason helps to build much needed relationships across borders that the technological forces driving globalization could never achieve.” – Neville McBain, British Council, Iran
“Jason Carter builds extraordinary bridges between cultures; we are proud to have Jason with us.” – Sir Sherard Cowper Coles, British Ambassador, Afghanistan