Carl Eisman – Guitar
Carl Eisman is a Boston based guitarist, composer and educator.
Originally from Rockford, Illinois, Carl relocated to Boston, MA to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music. While at Berklee, Carl was awarded an achievement based scholarship and studied with some of the worlds greatest jazz performers and educators such as: Mick
Goodrick, Tim Miller, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mike Moreno, Hal Crook, Greg Osby, Ed Tomassi, Dave Santoro, and others. In 2011, Carl graduated Berklee Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Music in performance and has since become a staff musician at the college.
Also since finishing Berklee, Carl has been actively pursuing a career in performance and education. He has performed in many well known venues all over the east coast, both as a sideman and leader. Venues include: Boston’s Symphony Hall, Wally’s Jazz Cafe, The Berklee Performance Center, Ryles Jazz Club, Darryl’s Corner Bar, The Acton Jazz Cafe, The Hanover Theater, Arlene’s Grocery, Public Assembly and The Trash Bar.
He currently leads a trio which is devoted to the performance of reimagined jazz standards, as well as a quartet that is dedicated to the performance of his original jazz repertoire. Carl’s compositions and guitar playing are influenced by the music of Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, John Coltrane, Roy Hargrove and JDilla. When Carl isn’t leading his own groups, he performs with many artists including, John Stevens, Alex LeeClark and Jtronius(musical director) in addition to others in various styles and contexts.
Carl regularly supports a roster of students on guitar, bass and voice. Students ranging in age from 5 to 55 and range in skill from beginner to advanced. In addition to instrumental studies, Carl integrates his knowledge of harmony, eartraining and improvisation with his students. He has a passion for sharing the gift of music and finds it to be a vital part of his own progression as an artist.