Originally from a farm in rural North Carolina, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Seth Carper currently calls San Marcos, TX home. Leading his quartet and co-leading the NOW Jazz Orchestra (New Original Works), Seth is an integral part of the central Texas jazz community. He earned a DMA in Jazz Studies at the University of Texas in Austin in 2016. Prior to Austin, Seth spent five years in New York City, performing with some of the finest musicians in the world, and teaching at The City College of New York and Third Street Music Settlement. He received his M.M. in Music Performance/Jazz Studies at CCNY under the tutelage of Grammy Award winning bassist, John Patitucci. Before his time in NY, Seth earned a B.M. in Music Education/Saxophone from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, and became director of bands at Holmes Middle School in Eden, NC, eventually moving on to teach saxophone and jazz improvisation as an adjunct faculty member at Davidson College and Pfeifer University. As a performer, he has shared the stage with such jazz greats as Ernie Watts, Vincent Herring, Maynard Ferguson, Antonio Hart, Chris Murrell, Allen Vizutti, Eddie Daniels, Duffy Jackson, Bill Mobley, Jon Gordon, and Jerry Dodgion. Seth has also performed with many popular & classical groups, including Grammy winning groups The Temptations and The Four Tops, The O’Jays, Lou Christie, The Drifters, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Piedmont Wind Symphony of NC, The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, as well as The Reduced Opera Co. of London. He maintains a private sax studio and continues to broaden his musical world performing with some of central Texas’ finest musicians. Seth lives with his beautiful wife, Kiira, and their two cats, Sunny and Herbie.