Born and raised in Toronto, Carl has been part of the Canadian music scene for nearly 30 years. He is a graduate of Arts York and the York University music program with a Fine Arts degree in ethnomusicology and jazz piano under the tutelage of Phil Dwyer, Mike Murley and Mark Eisenman.
Having earned his stripes with such groups as the Toronto Orpheus Choir, York University’s Wibijazz’n’, and the all-male a cappella outfit No Band Here, in 1998 Carl founded the sought-after vocal band Cadence. This award-winning group has toured the world extensively, gaining acclaim and nominations for various prestigious awards including the Canadian JUNO awards. Professionally, he has collaborated with notable artists such as Bobby McFerrin (Don’t Worry Be Happy), Gordon Lightfoot, David Clayton-Thomas (Blood, Sweat and Tears) and has performed for Quincy Jones and Sarah McLachlan. He has recorded for film and TV, including the soundtrack for the 2010 film Casino Jack starring Kevin Spacey.