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Bryan’s Gear

Lightweight Felt Daddy, Natural with Black Stripe

Lightweight Felt Daddy, Natural with Black Stripe

Puff Daddy, Natural with Black Stripes

Puff Daddy, Natural with Black Stripe

Standard, Natural with Black Stripes

Standard Wood, Natural with Black Stripe

Bryan is a drummer, vocalist, composer, arranger, orchestrator and bandleader. Shortly after completing his training at The Juilliard School, Carter has already played with legendary artists including McCoy Tyner, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Kenny Barron, Michael Feinstein and Kurt Elling. In addition to working in the worlds of film, television and Broadway, Bryan founded “Jazz at Pride” a non-profit organization dedicated to curating performances and educational engagements that feature world-class artists from the LGBTQIA+ community.

Bryan served as the drummer for NBC’s “Maya & Marty”, the classic television program “Sesame Street” and most recently appeared as a guest with The 8G Band for NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers”. Bryan most recently contributed additional orchestrations to the Tony Award-Winning Best Musical A Strange Loop and served as co-orchestrator for Broadway’s Some Like It Hot — a new musical comedy, based on the classic MGM film, written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

In March 2024, Bryan will premiere his new orchestral work, “Rustin in Renaissance”, at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room. Bryan’s new album, “I Believe”, is available via Bandstand Presents and La Reserve Records.


The 8-Bit Big Band – “Super Mario Land Underground ft. Leo P”

Steven Feifke Big Band – “Wollongong”

The 8-Bit Big Band – “Lost in Thoughts All Alone”