Carl Bartlett Jr. – alto saxophone
Yoichi Uzeki – piano
Marcus McLaurine – bass
Sylvia Cuenca – drums
Exciting, innovative artist, and native Queens, New Yorker, saxophonist Carl Bartlett, Jr. marked his arrival onto the Jazz scene with the 2011 release of his Critically Acclaimed debut CD, “Hopeful”. He has since emerged as one of the leading lights in the Post Bop/Straight Ahead/Contemporary Jazz world, today, as both a player and composer. “A tone that only the greats have the ability to attain” raves All About Jazz, describes the newness, and profound sonic nature of Bartlett, Jr.’s cathartic, rich and round alto sax sound, which blends alto and tenor sax timbres. In its Spring 2013 Edition, The renowned JAZZIZ Magazine recognized Carl’s gift for composition by featuring his original tune, “Fidgety Season”, on the prestigious JAZZIZ Compilation Disc. He has also been featured in the heralded Hot House Jazz Magazine.
As a bandleader, currently, and for several years, Bartlett, Jr. has established himself as a unique talent on the music scene. He consistently performs with his own ensemble, The Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quartet/Quintet, at many of today’s preeminent Jazz, and cultural venues, and festivals, such as JAZZ at KITANO, Trumpets Jazz Club, Smalls Jazz Club, Queens Botanical Garden, Sistas’ Place (An Honorary NYS Landmark), The New Rochelle Jazz Festival, Flushing Library Theatre, and more, garnering many SOLD OUT shows, and exuberant audiences.
“Saxophonist Carl Bartlett Jr. Delivers Sizzling Postbop with a Killer Band” – Lucid Culture
“A tone that only the greats have the ability to attain” – All About Jazz
“Carl Bartlett, Jr: Next-Gen Bop” – The Aquarian Weekly