Known for his hard-charging and soulful post-bop style, saxophonist Paul Carr upholds the important tradition of the Texas tenor. Growing up, he studied and played with local heroes including saxophonist Don Wilkerson, the fabled educator Conrad Johnson, and the legendary Arnett Cobb. Since then, Carr has been based in the Washington, D.C. area performing at venues including Blues Alley, Twins Jazz, and more. He has been a repeat performer at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Jazz Cafe, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s jazz series. Carr has performed numerous times at the White House, for President Clinton, as well as the late King Hussein of Jordan. His album Standard Domain reached #3 on the JazzWeek album charts. To learn more about Paul Carr, visit