Career Highlights

Year 2020

  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King Orchestra session, Rustbelt Studio session, Royal Oak MI
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King Orchestra 10th Anniversary concert, Cliff Bell’s Detroit MI
  • Lyman Woodard Organization for the Arts receives the Jazz Organ Fellowship Achievement Award
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King Orchestra, Detroit Jazz Festival

2019

  • Oopapada, Proportioned Orchestra, Dr. Prof. Leonard King Orchestra—Cliff Bell’s Detroit
  • The Millionaires, The Rec Bowl, Mt. Clemens MI
  • Proportioned Orchestra & Oopapada,
  • Ripe Records, Grosse Pointe Park MI
  • Motor City Soles, Royal Oak Theater MI
  • The Millionaires, Shield’s Restaurant, Southfield MI
  • The Millionaires, Brighton Mills Gazebo, Brighton MI
  • Oopapada and Proportioned Orchestra sessions, Rustbelt Studio, Royal Oak MI
  • Aguanko, Inn at St. Johns, Plymouth MI
  • The Millionaires, Aretha’s Jazz Café, Detroit MI

2018

  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King Orchestra, Amvets Hall, Harper Woods MI
  • Aguanko, Cliff Bell’s, Detroit MI
  • Dwight Adams, Dirty Dog Café, Grosse Pointe Farms MI
  • Aguanko, Michigan Jazz Festival, Livonia MI
  • Oopapada, Cliff Bell’s, Detroit MI
  • Ron English, Dirty Dog Café, Grosse Pointe Farms MI
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King Orchestra session, Rust Belt Studio, Royal Oak MI
  • Ron English, WDIV-TV, Detroit MI
  • Ron English, Trinosophes, Detroit MI

2017

  • Oopapada, Black Lotus Brewery, Clawson MI
  • Mr. B (Mark Braun), Kerrytown Theater, Ann Arbor MI
  • James Hughes/Jimmy Smith Quintet, Motor City Wine, Detroit MI
  • Mr. B’s Piano Summit, The Ark, Ann Arbor MI
  • Phillipe LeJeune, Cliff Bell’s, Detroit MI
  • Mr. B, Brighton Festival, Brighton MI
  • Ron English, Detroit Jazz Festival, Detroit MI

2016

  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King Orchestra, Trinosophes, Detroit MI
  • Oopapada, Black Lotus Brewery, Clawson MI
  • Paul Abler Quartet, Trumpet’s, Montclair NJ
  • Bill Summers, Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, Detroit MI
  • Oopapada, Music On The Plaza, Grosse Pointe City MI
  • The Millionaires, Burgh Historical Gazebo, Southfield MI
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King Orchestra, Sidewalk Festival, Detroit MI
  • The Millionaires, Rec Bowl, Mt. Clemens MI
  • The Millionaires, Brighton Festival, Brighton MI
  • Paul Abler Sextet, Trumpet’s, Montclair NJ
  • Paul Abler Sextet, Dewey’s Pub, New York NY
  • Paul Abler Sexter, Trading 8’s session, Paramus NJ
  • The Millionaires, Callahan’s, Auburn Hills MI

2015

  • Wendell Harrison “A Tribute to Grant Green” Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Lyman Woodard Organization for the Arts, Sunday matinee series, Detroit International Institute
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King Orchestra, Detroit Public Library (main)
  • James Hughes/Jimmy Smith Quintet, Cliff Bell’s, Detroit MI

2014

  • Oopapada featuring Paul Abler, International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, MI
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King Orchestra, Cadieux Café, Detroit, MI
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Flynn Performance Space, Burlington, VT
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Portland Jazz Festival, Portland, OR
  • Lyman Woodard Organization Orchestra, International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, MI
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Lyman Woodard Organization for the Arts fundraiser, Olema, CA
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Birdland, New York, N.Y.

  • James Carter Organ Trio Spring European Tour:
    • Teatro Alameda,Sevilla,Spain
    • Jimmy Glass Jazz Club, Valencia, Spain
    • Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
    • Blue Note, Milano, Italy
    • Hotel Lone, Rovinj, Croatia
    • Budapest Jazz Club, Budapest, Hungary
    • Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria
    • Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    • Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    • Jazz sous les Pommiers--Salle Marcel

  • Drummers Nite Out, International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, MI
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnepeg, Canada
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Ilhabela Jazz Festival, Ilhabela, Brazil
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Coral Gables Congregational Church, Coral Gables, FL
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Jazz a la Villette, Paris, France
  • James Carter Organ Trio, First Unitarian-Universalist Church, Detroit, MI
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Jazz Standard, New York, N.Y.

  • James Carter Organ Trio Fall European/India Tour:
    • Theaterstubchen, Kassel, Germany
    • Galerie Mirko Joerg Kellner, Dresden, Germany
    • Salle Nougaro, Toulouse, France
    • Forum Nice Nord, Nice, France
    • La Comete, Chalons-en-Champagne, France
    • La Grange au Lac, Evian, France
    • Polish Baltic Philharmonic, Gdansk, Poland
    • La Coursive Theatre Verdiere, La Rochelle, France
    • Muziek Podium Zeeland, Middleburg, The Netherlands
    • Bimhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • Shisha Café, Pune, India
    • UB City Auditorium, Bangalore, India
    • TATA Theatre, Mumbai, India
  • Garfield Blues Band Reunion, Bert's Hastings Room, Detroit, MI

2013

  • Recording session with gospel vocalist/pianist Liz McComb, Studio A, Dearborn, MI
  • 1st year of activity for the Lyman Woodard Organization for the Arts
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Folly Theatre, Kansas City, MO
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King, “Drum Fun & Vocals, Too”, Burnhaven Library, Burnsville, MN
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA
  • James Carter Organ Trio Cotton Club, Tokyo, Japan
  • James Carter Organ Trio Perth International Jazz Festival (Australia)
  • James Carter Organ Trio Jakarta International Jazz Festival
  • James Carter Organ Trio Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY
  • Oopapada & Friends, International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, MI
  • Lyman Woodard Organization Orchestra, International Institute, Detroit, MI
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Blues Alley, Washington, D.C.
  • Gisele Caver Show, Southfield, MI
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Jazz Standard, New York, NY
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, (Australia)
  • James Carter Organ TrioHoot Adelaide Jazz Festival, Australia
  • James Carter Organ TrioScullers, Cambridge, MA
  • James Carter Organ TrioArCub, Live Open Air, Bucharest, Romania
  • James Carter Organ TrioWein, Jazz Festival, Vienna, Australia (with Joe Louis Walker)
  • James Carter Organ Trio Fijazz Alicante (Spain), (with Joe Louis Walker)
  • James Carter Organ Trio Festival de la Guitarra de Cordoba (Spain), (with JLW)
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King & Larry Price, Wenno Jazz Cruise, Puumala, Finland
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Caramoor Jazz Festival, Katonah, NY
  • James Carter Quartet, Detroit Jazz Festival, (Michigan)
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King Orchestra recording sessions, Rustbelt Studios, Royal Oak, MI
    Issued 2 titles on Uuquipleu Records

2012

  • James Carter Organ Trio, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
  • James Carter Organ Trio The Egg, Albany, NY
  • James Carter Organ Trio Marian’s Jazz Room, Jazz Festival Bern (Switzerland)
  • James Carter Organ Trio Jazz Club A Trane, Berlin, Germany
  • James Carter Organ Trio North Sea Jazz Club, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • James Carter Organ Trio Dave Stewart’s party, Clinton, MO
  • Issued 6 titles on Uuquipleu Records
  • Drummers’ Nite Out, International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (MI)
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Blue Note, New York, NY
  • James Carter Organ Trio Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada)
  • James Carter Organ Trio North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • James Carter Organ Trio Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland)
  • James Carter Organ Trio Newport Jazz Festival (RI)
  • James Carter Sextet, Bimhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Colmar Jazz Festival (France)
  • James Carter Organ Trio Jazz En Touraine, Montlouise, France
  • James Carter Organ Trio Blue Note, Milano, Italy
  • James Carter Organ Trio Savoy Theatre, Helsinki, Finland (with Larry Price)
  • James Carter Organ Trio Sigyn Concert Hall, Turku, Finland (with Larry Price)
  • James Carter Chasin’ The Gypsy, Cite de la Musique, Paris, France
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Birdland, New York, NY

2011

  • James Carter Organ Trio sessions for "At The Crossroads" (October release)
  • James Carter Organ Trio Spring European Tour:
    • Half Note Jazz Club, Athens, Greece
    • Centralstation, Darmstadt, Germany
    • de Bijloke Muziekcentrum, Gent, Belgium
    • Theatre Casino, Zug, Switzerland
    • Moods im Schiffau, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Blue Note Poznan Jazz Club, Poznan, Poland
    • Blue Note New York, N.Y. with Nicolas Payton & James Blood Ulmer
    • Ronnie Scott's, London, England
    • Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
    • Duc des Lombards, Paris, France
    • Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Marcus Garvey Park, New York, N.Y.
    • Yoshi's, Oakland, CA
    • Birdland, New York, N.Y.
    • Catalina's Bar & Grill, Los Angeles, CA
  • James Carter Organ Trio Fall European Tour:
    • Theatre National De Bretagne, Rennes, France
    • TMP Pibrac, Pibrac, France
    • Clermont Ferrand Festival "Jazz en Tete", Clermond Ferrand, France
    • Rhino Jazz Festival, Etienne, France
    • New Morning, Paris, France
    • Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria
    • Stadtgarten/WDR 3 Jazz Festival, Cologne, Germany
    • Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Lanteren Venster, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    • James Carter Quintet, Gypsy Jazz Festival, Noumea, New Caledonia

2010

  • James Carter Quintet: Spring European Tour:
    • Freiberger Jazztage; Freiberg, Germany.
    • Jazzclub Ilmenau; Ilmenau, Germany.
    • Variete Chat Noir; Trier, Germany.
    • Cafe Hahn; Koblenz, Germany.
    • Jazzhaus Freiburg; Freiburg, Germany.
    • Treibhaus; Innsbruck, Austria.
    • Komhaus; Kempten, Germany.
    • Zentrum Feldbach; Feldbach (Graz), Austria.
    • Studio 1, SRO Bratislava; Bratislava, Slovakia.
    • Duc Des Lombards; Paris, France.
    • Domicil; Dortmund, Germany
    • Palais Des Congres; Liege, Brussels

  • James Carter Organ Trio, Jazz at the Bistro; St. Louis, Missouri.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Yoshi's San Francisco; San Francisco, California.

  • James Carter Quintet Summer European Tour:
    • Django Reinhardt Festival; Samois, France.
    • The Soundtheatre; Wels, Austria.
    • Porgy & Bess Club; Vienna, Austria.
    • Glad-House Cottbus; Cottbus, Germany.
    • Festivalgelande Thayapark; Waidhofen, Austria.
    • Spirit of '66; Verviers, Belgium.
    • Dracula Club; St. Moritz, Switzerland.
    • Jazzclub Unterfahrt; Munich, Germany.
    • Kulturarena (open air); Jena, Germany.
    • Kulturzelt Kassel; Kassel, Germany.
    • XXIII Jazz en la Costa; Almunecar, Spain.
    • VIII Festival Jazz Talavera, Talavera de le Reina, Spain
    • XVIII Festival Internacional de Jazz e Blues; Pontevedra, Spain.
    • XIII Jazz San Javier Festival; San Javier (Murcia), Spain.
    • New Morning; Paris, France.
    • Rheingau Music Festival, Stadttheatre Russellsheim; Russelsheim, Germany.
    • Porto Marina die Cesari; Fano, Italy.

  • James Carter Organ Trio, Madison Square Park; New York, New York.
  • Atsuko Hashimoto Trio with Yutaka Hashimoto & Leonard King Jr., Jazz
  • Organ Fellowship Gala, Theatre on San Pedro Square, San Jose, California.
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King & Friends, Wadlington's Gallery, Detroit, Michigan.

2009

  • James Carter Organ Trio, Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, MA.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Playboy Jazz Cruise hosted by Marcus Miller.
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King, Wentworth Library, St. Paul. MN.
  • James Carter Organ Trio with Miche Braden, Miller Theatre, Columbia University, NYC.
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King, "Drum Fun & Vocals, Too", Bamber Valley Elementary School, Rochester, MN.
  • James Carter Quintet, Bielsko-Biala Jazz Festival, Bielska-Biala, Poland.
  • James Carter Organ Trio & Quintet, Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Carver Center, San Antonio, TX.
  • James Carter Quintet: Spring European Tour:
    • Lugar Teatro Fortuny, Reus, Spain.
    • SJU Jazz, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
    • Buergerhalle, Gronau, Germany.
    • Magazine, Aalen, Germany.
    • Sunset-Sunrise Jazzclub, Paris, France.
    • Freiburg Jazzhaus, Freiburg, Germany.
    • Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, Germany.
    • Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany.
    • Escuela de Musica Andres Isasi, Gexto, Spain.
  • Oopapada, Cliff Bell's, Detroit, MI.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, YMCA Theatre, Cambridge, MA.
  • James Carter Quintet: Summer European Tour:
    • Centro de Congressos de do Estoril, Estoril, Portugal.
    • Jazzclub Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany.
    • Kulturzelt Kassel, Kassel, Germany.
    • Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany.
    • Festival Caixa Penedez VIJAZZ 2009, Vilafranca del Penedes, Spain.
  • James Carter Quintet: Summer Japanese Tour:
    • B1 Tokyo Uniform Center, Tokyo, Japan.
    • Monterey Festival, Noto, Japan.
    • Mr. Kelly's, Osaka, Japan.
    • Star Eyes, Nagoya, Japan.
    • Lifetime, Shizuoka, Japan.
    • STB 139, Tokyo, Japan.
    • Swing Hall, Tokyo, Japan
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King w/ Ron English, & Gerard Gibbs, Dirty Dog, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI.
  • Lyman Woodard Tribute Organization, Detroit International Jazz Fest, Detroit, MI.
  • Drummers' Night Out, Cliff Bell's, Detroit, MI.
  • James Carter Quintet: Fall European Tour:
    • Theatre Lantaren/Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
    • Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb, Croatia.
    • Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany.
    • BIX Jazzclub, Stuttgart, Germany.
    • Skopje Jazz Festival, Skopje, Macedonia.
    • Teatro Comunale, Cormons, Italy.
    • Tblisi Concert Hall, Tblisi, Georgia.
    • Teatro Alighieri, Ravenna, Italy.
    • Stiegl Brauwelt, Salzburg, Austria.
  • Oopapada, DVD/CD release party, Cliff Bell's, Detroit, MI.
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King, "Drum Fun & Vocals, Too", Four Seasons Elementary School, St. Paul, MN.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Nui's International Jazz Festival, Bangkok, Thailand.

2008

  • The Great Detroit Hammond B3 Tradition Festival featuring the Dr. Prof Leonard King/Gerard Gibbs Duo/Orchestra, Oopapada featuring Chris Codish, Robert Tye, & Dr. Prof. Leonard King, and Lyman Woodard & Friends with Ron English, Dwight Adams, Cornelious 'JuJu' Johnson, Steve Hunter, & Dr. Prof. Leonard King, Cliff Bell's, Detroit, MN.
  • Detroit Homecoming Weekend: Paul Abler Quartet with Sven Anderson, Patrick Prouty, & Dr. Prof. Leonard King; Oopapada with Chris Codish, Robert Tye, & Dr. Prof. Leonard King.
  • Gibson/Baldwin Whole Foods Jazz Festival with The Spirit of Life Ensemble & The Paul Abler Quartet, Whole Foods(Bowery), New York, N.Y.
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King & The Washingtons (Faye, Donald, & Kevin), Center for Independent Artists, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Southpaw Isle Steelband CD release party, Cliff Bell's, Detroit, MI.
  • James Carter Quintet, Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
  • James Carter Quintet, Summer European Tour '08:
    • Jazz Fest Wien, Vienna, Austria.
    • Music Hall Worpswede, Worpswede, Germany.
    • Fabrik-Stiftung, Hamburg, Germany.
    • North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
    • Jazzclub Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden.
    • New Morning Club, Paris, France.
    • Teatro Morlacchi, Perugia, Italy.
    • Bix Jazzclub, Stuttgart, Germany.
    • San Javier Jazz Festival, San Javier, Spain.
  • James Carter Quintet, Japanese Tour '08:
    • J-Zbrat, Tokyo, Japan.
    • Lifetime Club, Shizuoka, Japan.
    • Brick Block, Oita, Japan.
    • Granvia Okayama, Okayama, Japan.
    • Mr. Kelly's, Osaka, Japan.
    • STB139, Tokyo, Japan.
    • Someday, Tokyo, Japan.
    • Yamagata Jazz Festival, Yamagata, Japan.
  • James Carter Quintet, Detroit International Jazz Festival, Detroit, MI.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Debrecen Jazz Days, Debrecen, Hungary.
  • James Carter Quintet -- West Coast swing:
    • Yoshi's (Oakland, CA.) & Yoshi's (San Francisco, CA)
      Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • James Carter Quintet, Fall European Tour '08:
    • CRR Concert Hall, Istanbul, Turkey.
    • Chemnitzer Jazz Club, Chemnitz, Germany.
    • Jazzit Musik Club, Salzburg, Austria.
    • Jazzclub Hannover, Hannover, Germany.
    • CCRD Opderschmelz, Dudelange, Luxembourg.
    • Sunset-Sunside Jazzclub, Paris, France.
    • Theater Lantaren/Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
    • Bimhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    • Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany.
    • Hot Jazz Club, Munster, Germany.
    • Jazz Club Minden, Minden, Germany.
    • WDR3 Festival Jazz Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
    • Ronnie Scott's Club, London, England.
    • Reigen, Vienna, Austria.
    • Teatro di Cagno, Bari, Italy.
    • Blue Note Jazz Club, Milano, Italy.
    • Aalener Jazzfest, Aalen, Germany.
    • Ingolstadter Jazztage, Ingolstadt, Germany.
    • Domicile, Pforzheim, Germany.
    • Novosadski Jazz Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia.
    • Festival de Jazz de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain.
  • Lyman Woodard/Ron English/Dr. Prof. Leonard King CD party, Cliff Bell's, Detroit, MI.
  • James Carter Quintet, Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN.

2007

  • Visger Road Drum Band with Dr. Prof. Leonard King, Donald Washington, & Kevin Washington, Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN
  • Paul Abler Quintet featuring Yusef Lateef, Gibson/Baldwin Showroom, New York, N.Y.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Riga Saxophone Festival, Riga, Latvia.
  • James Carter Organ Trio :
  • Maennerchor Club, Erie, PA.
  • Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH.
  • James Carter Quintet with Miche Braden & The Akua Dixon String Ensemble, Carnegie Hall
  • (Zankel Hall), New York, N.Y.
  • James Carter Organ Trio: May European Tour
  • New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Jazz Tent), New Orleans, LA.
  • Opera House (in Pomerian Dukes Castle), Szczecin, Poland.
  • Club Poklad, Gdynia, Poland.
  • Grillo Theatreplatz, Essen, Germany.
  • Bimhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Oosterport, Groningnen, The Netherlands.
  • The Hague Jazz Festival, Den Haag, The Netherlands.
  • Kunsthaus Nexus, Saalfelden, Austria.
  • Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria.
  • Slovak television, Mynska dolina, Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Moods, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Kulturzentrum Gems, Singen, Germany.
  • Muziekpodium, Zeeland, The Netherland.
  • Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Jazzclub Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • Jazz Cava, Terassa, Spain.
  • Teatro del Casino Menorca Theatre, Menorca, Spain.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Birdland, New York, N.Y.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Playboy Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, North Sea Jazz Cruise hosted by Marcus Miller.
  • James Carter Quintet, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI.
  • Visger Road Drum Band, Palm Court Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN.
  • James Carter Quintet with guest Roger Glenn, Yoshi’s, Oakland, CA.
  • Southpaw Isle Steelband with Dr. Prof. Leonard King, “The Music Of Astor Piazzolla Plus 5
  • Composers (Horace Silver, Leonard King, Lyman Woodard, Benny Golson, and Larry Young),
    Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI. & Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, October European Tour:
  • Belgrade Music Festival, Belgrade Drama Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany.
  • Akwarium Jazzarium, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Salle du Cheval Blanc, Strasbourg, France.
  • Jazzhaus Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany.
  • Marenzikeller, Leibnitz, Austria.
  • Blue Note Jazz Club & Restaurant, Milano, Italy.
  • Autonme Club @ the Cour du Conseil General, Toulouse, Frane.
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King, Central Library, St. Paul, MN.
  • Paul Abler Quartet, Gibson/Baldwin Jazz Festival, Whole Foods Market (Bowery), New York, N.Y.
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King, F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium, Landmark Center, St. Paul, MN.
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King, Bamber Valley Elementary School, Rochester, MN.
  • Dr. Prof. Leonard King, “The Social Responsibility of African American Music” course,
    Macalester College, St Paul. MN., Winter & Fall semesters.

2006

  • Union Institute & University, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Music Degree.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Ford Conference and Event Center, Dearborn, MI.
  • Allan Harris, Roostertail, Detroit, MI.
  • James Carter Quartet, Orange County Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA..
  • James Carter Quintet with Miche Braden, Staller Center, Stony Brook, N.Y.
  • James Carter Quintet with Miche Braden, The Egg, Albany, N.Y.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Iridium, New York, N.Y.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Jazz Showcase, Chicago, IL.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Arturo Sandoval’s Jazz Club, Miami Beach, FL.
  • James Carter Quartet, Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Spring European Tour:
    • Congresshalle Saal Ost, Saarbrucken, Germany.
    • International Jazzfestival Greizer Jazzwerk, Greiz, Germany.
    • Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany.
    • Nuit du Jazz, Theatre la Colonne, Miramas, France.
    • New Morning Club, Paris, France.
    • Chasse Theatre, Breda, Netherlands.
    • Centre d’elevage de l’Allier, Rocles, France,
    • Lantarenlvensler, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Zanzibar Blue, Philadelphia, PA.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Bourbon Street, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Festival Rio das Ostras, Rio das Ostras, Brazil.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Freihofer Jazz Festival, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
  • James Carter Quartet, Fay Claassen, & The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw:
    • Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • The North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Summer ’07 Tour :
    • Lehartheatre, Bad Ischul, Austria.
    • Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland.
    • Tent Chapiteau, Gouvy, Belgium.
    • Arena dello Stretto, Villa San Jovani (Reggio Calabria), Italy
  • Visger Road Drum Band with Dr. Prof. Leonard, Donald Washington, & Kevin Washington, Freedom Jazz Festival, Minneapolis, MN.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Newport/JVC Jazz Festival, Newport, RI.
  • Regal Brass Band of New Orleans, Detroit International Jazz Festival, Detroit, MI.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Jazz Bakery, Culver City, CA.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Birdland, New York, N.Y.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, San Francisco Jazz Festival, San Francisco, CA.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Joined the roster of Young Audiences of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
  • Special 3-part interview feature with Gisele Caver at soundsinthekeyofgee.com
  • Special features with Kevin O’Connor on KBEM-FM radio, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Uuquipleu Records distributed by CD Baby (www.cdbaby.com).
  • Special feature with Pete Fallico, KSUP-FM radio, “Doodlin Lounge”.

2005

  • James Carter Organ Trio, Orchestra Hall, Detroit, Mi.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Knitting Factory, New York, N.Y.
  • Oopapada, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor, Mi.
  • James Carter Quintet Plus Strings, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • James Carter Quintet, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
  • James Carter Organ Trio with Hamiett Bluiett & James “Blood” Ulmer, Blue Note, NYC.
  • Oopapada, Gerard Gibbs, Bill Meyer, Ibrahim Jones, Lorenzo “Spoons” Brown, Johnny
    Evans, Jerry LeDuff, Kenny Cox, & Mubarik Hakim, Bert’s Marketplace, Detroit, Mi.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Festival of the Arts, Detroit, Mi.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Prospect Park Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis, Mn.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Regatta Bar in the Charles Hotel, Cambridge, Ma.
  • Regal Brass Band of New Orleans, Detroit International Jazz Festival, Detroit, Mi.
  • Lyman Woodard Appreciation Jam, Bert’s on Broadway, Detroit, Mi.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Rivoli Teatro Municipal, Porto, Portugal.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Escola Superior de Musica e Artes, Porto, Portugal.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Holland.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Blue Note, Milano, Italy.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Domicil, Pforzheim, Germany.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Jazzit Musik Club, Salzburg, Austria.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Medunarodni dani jazza, Zagreb, Croatia.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Casa del Jazz, Rome, Italy.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Porgy and Bess Music Club, Vienna, Austria.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Teatro Liceo, Salamanca, Spain.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Ingolstadter Jazztage, Inngolstadt, Germany.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Sava Center Jazz Club, Belgrade, Serbia.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Stadttheatre Hinterbuhne, Russelheim, Germany.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Wexner Center, Ohio State U., Columbus, Oh.
  • Oopapada & guests, Bert’s on Broadway, Detroit, Mi.
  • Leonard King Trio, Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis, Mn.
  • Released “Extending the Language” with James Carter & Gerard Gibbs.

2004

  • James Carter Organ Trio, Vaulx Jazz Festival, Lyon, France.
  • James Carter Quintet, Jazz Bakery, Culver City, Ca.
  • James Carter Qunitet, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, Ca
  • James Carter Quintet, Yoshi's at Jack London Square, Oakland, Ca.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, CBS Morning Show, Detroit, Mi.
  • George Braith, Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Detroit, Mi.
  • George Braith, WDET-FM Radio broadcast, Detroit, Mi.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Burghausen Jazz Festival, Burghausen, Germany.
  • James Carter Organ Trio with guests, Hamiett Blueitt, James "Blood" Ulmer,
    The Blue Note, New York, N.Y.
  • James Carter Quintet, St. Lucia Jazz Festival, St Lucia, West Indies.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Syracuse Jazz Festival, Syracuse, New York.
  • James Carter Quintet, Pati Del Institut Del Del Teatro De Vic, Vic, Spain.
  • James Carter Quintet, Park Jazz Festival, Courtrai, Belgium.
  • James Carter Quintet, New Morning Club, Paris, France.
  • James Carter Quintet, Fano Jazz Festival, Fano, Italy.
  • James Carter Quintet, Classico Village SRL, Rome, Italy.
  • James Carter Quintet, Jazz Fest Vienna, Austria, Vienna.
  • James Carter Quintet, Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany.
  • James Carter Quintet, North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Leonard King Trio featuring Marian & Mical Petrescu, Pori Jazz Festival,
    Pori, Finland.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Mt. Hood Festival, Portland, Or.
  • James Carter Quintet featuring Miche Braden, Ford Detroit Jazz Festival,
    Detroit, Mi.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Albany Riverside Jazz Festival, Albany, N.Y.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, BASF Gesellschaftshaus, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Tafelhalle, Nurnberg, Germany.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Fabrik, Hambourg, Germany.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Centralstation, Darmstadt, Germany
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Opernhaus Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Jugendzentrum, Gutersloh, Germany.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Treibhaus, Innsbruck, Austria.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Burgerhaus Alte Post, Ingolstadt, Germany.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Theatre De Champ Fleu, St. Denis, Reunion
    Islands.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Theatre de St. Gilles, St. Gilles, Reunion
    Islands.
  • James Carter Organ Trio, Congress Hall, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Featured with the James Carter Quartet, 9th Festival Internacional de
    Lapataia, Punta del Estes,South America.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, St Andrews Epsicopal Church,
    Ann Arbor, Mi

2003

  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Blue Note, Milano, Italy.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Cite de la Musique, Paris,
    France.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Mondavi Center, UC Davis,
    Davis, Ca.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio Spain Tour:Teatro Circo De
    Albacete; Circulo De Las
  • Artes De Lugo; Cafe Latino Club, Ourense; Calle 54 Club, Madrid; and La
    Cova del Drac Club,Barcelona.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Azores Island, Portugal.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Northwestern University,
    Traverse City, Mi.
  • Oopapada featured on MikeyRadio.com, Internet radio.
  • Leonard King inducted into the Motown Historical Museum as a "Man Of
    Motown", Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit, Mi.
  • Featured with James Carter' s Chasin' The Gypsy Band, The Egg, Albany, N.Y.. Featured with James Carter' s Chasin' The Gypsy Band, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, N.Y.
  • Oopapada featured at The Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, The Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles, Ca.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, The J.F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio and David Murray, Yoshi' s, Oakland, Ca.
  • Conducted percussion workshops at Ala-Keiteleen Elementary School, Aanekoski, Finland.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Grenoble Jazz Festival, Grenoble, France.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Siusse/Cully Jazz Festival, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Teatro Guglielmi, Massa, Italy.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Teatro Giotto, Vicchio, Italy.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Teatro Communale, Casalmaggiore, Italy.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, C.C. Luchtbal, Antwerpen, Belgium.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, New Morning Club. Paris, France.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Theatre La Colonne, Miramas, France.
  • Featured with the James Carter Quartet, Spivey Hall in Clayton College, Morrow, Ga.
  • Featured with the Brazeal Dennard Chorale and Dennis Rowland, Andiamo's Ristorante, Sterling Heights, MI.
  • Featured with James Carter's Chasin' The Gypsy Band, Coolidge Auditorium, Library Of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Birmingham Jazz Festival, Birmingham, MI.

2002

  • Featured with saxophonist James Carter' s Chasin' The Gypsy Band, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Performed with Oopapada at the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival.
  • Featured with saxophonist James Carter's Organ Trio, Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Detroit, Mi
  • Released a two-CD set from Oopapada entitled "Big Fahrenheit In Detroit" on Uuquipleu Records.
  • Performed with Oopapada at the Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles, California.
  • Featured with James Carter's Chasin' The Gypsy Band, National Arts Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Oopapada featured at Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Detroit, MI.
  • Recorded with James Carter, Avatar Studios, New York, NY.
  • Featured with guitarist Mark Elf, Firefly Lounge, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Featured with multi-instrumentalist Howard Johnson, WDET-FM Radio, Detroit, MI
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, The Blue Note, New York, N.Y.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Tour of Western Canada including Winnepeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Vancouver, and Montreal.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Gem Theatre, Detroit, MI.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Pori Jazz Festival, Pori, Finland
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Dartmouth University, Hanover, N.H.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Caramoor Festival, Katona, N.Y.
  • Featured with the James Carter Organ Trio, Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Featured with James Carter's Chasin' The Gypsy Band, Eureka Springs Arkansas Festival.

2001

  • Released two more CD's of Oopapada on his own Uuquipleu Records label.
  • Featured with James Carter at Baker's Keyboard Lounge for a three-day live recording session for Atlantic Records with special guests, Aretha
  • Franklin, Johnny Griffin, David Murray, and Franz Jackson.
  • Summer European tour with James Carter's Chasin' The Gypsy Band.
  • Featured with James Carter at the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival.
  • Oopapada CD release party at Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Detroit, MI.
  • Fall European tour with James Carter's Chasin' the Gypsy Band.
  • Received the Presidential Scholarship Award for continued undergraduate studies at The Union Institute & University.

2000

  • Released two more CD's of Oopapada on his own Uuquipleu Records label.
  • Featured with James Carter at Baker's Keyboard Lounge for a three-day live recording session for Atlantic Records with special guests, Aretha
  • Franklin, Johnny Griffin, David Murray, and Franz Jackson.
  • Summer European tour with James Carter's Chasin' The Gypsy Band.
  • Featured with James Carter at the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival.
  • Oopapada CD release party at Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Detroit, MI.
  • Fall European tour with James Carter's Chasin' the Gypsy Band.
  • Received the Presidential Scholarship Award for continued undergraduate studies at The Union Institute & University.

1999

  • Performed with trumpeter/educator Donald Byrd at the African World Festival, Detroit, MI.
  • Featured with New Orleans clarinet virtuoso Alvin Batiste on WDET-FM radio, Detroit, MI.
  • Elected to the Board of Directors of Art Center Music School, Detroit, MI.
  • Featured with the famous Cuban clarinet and alto saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera on WDET-FM.
  • Featured with saxophonist James Carter at the Detroit Institute of Arts/GQ Magazine/Atlantic Records special concert and fashion show.

1998

  • Featured with James Carter at Catalina's Bar and Grill; Los Angeles, CA; Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Village Vanguard, New York
  • Featured with Oopapada; Frog Island Festival, Ypsilanti, MI; Ford Detroit Jazz Festival, Detroit, MI
  • Employed as a Music Therapist at New St. Paul Head Start schools, Detroit, MI
  • Featured on the Unwind/Creative Healing CD: A compilation of Detroit Jazz Artists

1997

  • Recorded "In Carterian Fashion" with James Carter for Atlantic Records, New York.
  • Appointed to the music faculty of the Institute of Music and Dance at the Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
  • Joined Wolf Trap of Michigan, Head Start Division, Rochester, MI as a music educator

1996

  • Joined the music faculty of Art Center Music School, Detroit, MI.
  • Featured at the Ford Detroit Jazz Festival with Oopapada. Also featured with The Rodney Whitaker Sextet.

1994

  • Seven day residency with the Storytellers, Inc., performing at the Martin Luther King Center for the Performing and Cultural Arts, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Joined Omni Arts in Education as a performer/educator, Detroit, MI.

1993

  • Honorary certificate from the University of Michigan Multicultural Programs Council.

1992

  • Joined Young Audiences of Michigan as a performer/educator, Detroit, MI.

1991

  • Joined the Children's Center of Wayne County as a Music Therapist, Detroit, MI.
  • Featured with famed guitarist Herb Ellis at the Michigan Inn, Southfield, MI.

1990

  • Founded Strata Nova Productions, Inc., Detroit, MI.

1989

  • Joined the Warren-Conner Development Coalition as a Music Therapist for their "Youth on the Edge of Greatness" program, Detroit, MI.

1986

  • Featured with the Bobby Watson-Curtis Lundy Quartet at Baker's Keyboard Lounge,Detroit, MI.

1983

  • Joined Roy Brooks' Aboriginal Percussion Choir, Detroit, MI.

1978

  • Accompanied singer Eddie Jefferson at Cobb's Corner, Detroit, MI.

1976

  • Toured the U.S. with singer Eddie Kendricks
  • Joined staff of WDET-FM Radio, Detroit, MI as an on-air radio host.

1975

  • Accompanied singer Walter Jackson at Watts Club Mozambique, Detroit, MI.

1973

  • Joined the Lyman Woodard Trio at the Hobby Bar, Detroit, MI.

1971

  • Accompanied the O'Jays, Local 212, David Ruffin, Phelps Lounge, Detroit, MI.

1969

  • Officially opened Kresge Court in the Detroit Institute of Arts with Leonard King and the Soul Messengers, Detroit, MI.

1968

  • Accompanied singer Johnnie Taylor, comedian Pigmeat Markham, Phelps Lounge, Detroit, MI.

1967

  • Accompanied singer Al Green, Local 876, Detroit, MI.

1965

  • Accompanied vocalist/guitarist T-Bone Walker, Roosevelt Hall, River Rouge, MI.

1963

  •  Featured with The Jazz Sextet (former name of Leonard King & The Soul Messengers) Michigan State Fair, Detroit, MI.

Formal Education

  • Ross Technical Institute Dearborn, MI; Certificate in Electronics Technology, 1986-1987
  • Southwestern High School Detroit, MI; 1962-1966
  • Detroit Public Schools District Orchestra; 1959-1963
  • Grinnell Bros. Lincoln Park, MI; private lessons, 1957-1960
  • Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Oh. Bachelor of Arts Music Degree, 2000-2006

Teaching Experience

  • Art Center Music School of Detroit, MI; Aug./1996 - Feb./2000
  • Institute of Music & Dance/Center for Creative Studies of Detroit, MI; Sept./1997 - Jan./2000
  • Taught privately at home and assisted in musical development of former students -saxophonist James Carter, bassist Rodney Whitaker, violinist Regina Carter,
    saxophonist Cassius Richmond and keyboardist George Rountree

Music Therapy Experience

  • New St. Paul Head Start Schools Detroit, MI; 1998 - 1999.
  • Levine Institute's "Artists Enrichment For the Aged" program Detroit, MI; 1990-1994.
  • Children’s Center of Wayne County, Detroit, Mi. 1990-1992.