About Carl Nelson
Get to know Carl Nelson
Originally from Detroit, MI, Carl was a jazz studies major at Wayne State University. While there he studied with a number of professional players and became comfortable with classical and jazz music, dixieland and rhythm and blues. In St. Louis he continued to freelance with various groups and pit orchestras including New Line Theater, Kirkwood Theater Guild, Alpha Players and many others. He has been a featured soloist with the Northwinds Concert band and was a member of the Rhythm Imperials horn section for years (Motown and R&B music). Carl went on to earn his Master of Arts in Teaching and currently is a music educator in the Parkway School District.