Originally from France, Sylvain Carton is a multi-instrumentalist and composer currently residing in Los Angeles. An accomplished saxophonist and guitarist, he tours and records regularly with a number of groups representing a variety of musical genres and traditions, such as John Vanderslice, The Mitch Marcus Quintet, Aphrodesia, The Japonize Elephants, Space Blaster, Khi Darag, Lord Loves a Working Man, Maureen and the Mercury Five, Carolyna Picknick, The Garlando Nonet, and The Sylvain Carton Quartet. As a composer, Carton writes for The Japonize Elephants, an eclectic ensemble of seven to twelve musicians playing vibes, violin, bass, guitar, banjo, accordion, junk percussion, trumpet, flute, and saxophones. He earned his B.M. in jazz performance at Indiana University, and his M.A. in music composition from UC Santa Cruz. To learn more about Sylvain Carton, visit sylvaincarton.com