A leading figure in the jazz and improvised music scene, Carl can effortlessly slide across genres from pop to world music, rock to blues, blurring them at will.
His versatility and innate musicianship have seen Carl become a much sought-after collaborator, recording, performing and touring with an international roll-call of jazz, rock, pop and world artists.
Carl is a member of Korean/Australian ensemble Daorum, with whom he performed at The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York and Simon Barker’s Trace Sphere. Carl also plays with Scott Tinkler’s power trio DRUB, Band of Five Names, and Stu Hunter’s Migration. He is a long-time member of the Australian Art Orchestra and was a regular member of the James Morrison Quintet for over fifteen years. He has collaborated for nearly twenty years with vocalist Susan Gai Dowling.
Carl began teaching guitar at age fifteen. He taught at Guitar Institute in London, Thames Valley University and the Australian Institute of Music, and has led masterclasses at the ANU School of Music, Victorian College of the Arts, Southern Cross University and Auckland School of Music. He also worked for many years at Moriah College and Sydney Boys High. He has a Diploma of Music and a Masters Degree of Music from the Australian National University.
Carl is currently a lecturer in jazz and improvisation at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and at the James Morrison Academy of Music.