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Scrapple from the Apple: Jazz at Lincoln Center video features NIU Jazz Studies boss Ron Carter

July 25, 2012

Ron Carter, professor of music and director of Jazz Studies in the NIU School of Music, has a long relationship with legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Carter is now featured in a video, produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

An NIU institution since 1994, he serves as lead artist for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Band Director Academy and as an education consultant for the Essentially Ellington program.

Carter has facilitated workshops as guest conductor, artist, clinician or adjudicator for colleges and universities nationwide and also has directed 20 All-State Jazz Bands.

He spent nearly two decades in the St. Louis metropolitan area as both an educator and as a professional musician. Carter has performed professionally with Clark Terry, Lou Rawls, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Frank Mantooth, Terell Stafford, Orbert Davis, Rodney Whitaker and many others.

Some of his honors and awards include Downbeat Magazine’s Hall of Fame, the 1991 Milken National Distinguished Educator Award and the JazzUnites Chicago “We Love You Madly” Jazz Award.