Carl Cox is a freelance touring saxophonist/recording artist/educator from Southern Jersey. Carl is the full time Music Director at Deptford High School. He continues to actively tour and perform around the country and locally. Carl is a founding member of Breckerville and has contributed compositions to the group’s repertoire.
He received his Bachelor’s degree in saxophone performance and Masters in Education at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. He has had the wonderful opportunity to study under great teachers and mentors including Bill Garton, Ron Kerber, Chris Farr, Tony Salicondro and many others from the NJ/PA area. During his time at University of the Arts, Carl had the opportunity to showcase his talent to other bands and musicians in the area where he began performing local weddings and private events. Shortly after graduating he began to get calls for touring acts from playing in different jam sessions around the area, leading to a great deal of recording/television/tours in the past 10 years.
Carl has performed with Gerald Veasley, Rick Braun, Maysa, Jeff Lorber, Smokey Robinson, Keiko Matsui, Billy Paul, Chuck Loeb, Ed Hamilton, Doc Powell, Sister Sledge, Miles Jaye, Brian Culbertson, Quest Love, Mary J. Blige, Jay Z, Vivian Green, Jill Scott, The Stylistics, The O Jays, Marcus Johnson, Kirk Franklin, Eric Darius, Fred Hammond, Ledisi, Common, Salt and Pepa, Big Daddy Kane, Walter Beasley, The Roots, Ndea and Larse Halle Big Band. Carl has also performed with freelance musicians of various entertainment companies including CTO, Grand Entertainment Productions, Cutting Edge, Don’t Call Me Francis, Johnny O and the Classic Dogs of Love, FM Band and The New York Entertainment Group. Carl has performed at a variety of Atlantic City Casino gigs as well.
Carl currently tours with Maysa Leak (Grammy Nominated 2014) and Sister Sledge. Former tours include those with Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary from Feb. 2006-2009.
Recent recordings include gospel vocalist Tye Tribbets who was awarded best gospel album of the year by the Grammy Association. Carl has also recorded for: Will Smith, Maysa Leak (featured on Inseperable 2017 and 2011 album) , Ellye Eyre, Roisin Murphy, Vivian Green, R Kelly, Boys II Men, Gerald Levert, Jeff Bradshaw, Kirk Franklin (“Whole Nation” on Fight of my Life album), Fantasia, Trey Songz (song “Unusual”) and Musiq TV. Upcoming recording featured on Gerald Veasley’s new CD set to release in October called “Live at South Jazz Parlor “.
Live TV Broadcasts and appearances with: -Vivian Green on Carson Daly Show – TBN appearances with Kirk Franklin -VH1 Hip Hop Honors Awards ceremony – Various BET appearances with Kirk Franklin – Jimmy Fallon Show with the Roots and Goodie Mob rap group.