Jeff Carver is an extremely versatile trumpet and flugelhorn performer, educator and studio musician based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, market. He is a skilled balladeer…incorporating a smooth, dark tone with intuitive phrasing and style. He is well-schooled and highly experienced performing a variety of musical styles including Contemporary Pop, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Latin, New Orleans, Blues, Funk and Soft Rock. Within the last couple of years, Jeff has started singing on his shows and is receiving extremely positive feedback to this new addition. Jeff is also a skilled lead trumpet player and is known for his amazing strength and endurance while touring with the Emmy-winning singer, Shaun Johnson & The Big Band Experience. Jeff is featured singing and soloing with Shaun during almost every show. In addition to touring with the BBE, Jeff regularly “hits the road” as a solo performer. Whether performing with high-end backing tracks, rhythm sections, a big band/jazz band, or even a blues band, Jeff enjoys it all! His unique performing style, audience connection and passionate approach to music make him a “performers performer”! Jeff is also a passionate teacher and educator. He is a former award winning, high school band director, and currently owns his own private teaching business. In addition, Jeff provides high-energy, motivating and educational clinics for all ages of students, customized to focus on skills students require for success and happiness in whatever level of music they choose.
- Kortney Beth