Music Hours: Duo: 6:30 to 8:30 // Carl Saunders Quartet: 9:00 & 10:30
Carl Saunders is known for his ability to make the seemingly impossible appear not only possible, but easy and musical.
Whenever he plays in concert, with his group or another, Carl invariably receives standing ovations. Even those who can't play the trumpet are moved by Carl's ability to get inside a song and make it sing in ways it never has before. And when he scats, he's on par with Ella.
He was in Stan Kenton’s Orchestra when he was 18 years old. Since then his credits include working with: Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Robert Goulet, Harry James, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, John Williams --- to mention only a few. Legendary Carl Fontana says, “Carl Saunders is probably the best trumpet player you’ve never heard."