Felix Carter
  • San Jose, CA
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Where are you located?
San Jose, CA
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Vocalist, Educator, Music Director, Recording Engineer, Recording Studio, Collector
Tell us a little about your background...
A hearty welcome to Felix Alexander Carter Jr. Born under the Zodiac Sign of Capricorn, January 10, 1957 in Montgomery, Alabama. Felix grew up in Music and his talent is ever so free flowing ever still growing. Playing and singing in small clubs throughout the Bay Area for the last seven years, Felix, was giving the nickname of "Flex", as we look under the dictionary for the word "flex";we find the meaning as being responsive to change, adaptable. As of his first CD Release UnSpoken Word, on Morning Star Records you can hear his flexibilities. Aside from running DownStairs Studio's in San Jose, CA, Flex is proficient on guitar and keyboards, usually lays down most of the instrumental tracks on his productions. I ask Flex, what convince you to do this project? He replied, there is a style I created kinda like a jazz, latin, reggae feel type of flavor, just take a listen to the first track "Sunday". Flex insists he doesn't write simply for the sake of the craft. "I write when there is a project on the table," he says. "I don't just come in with songs; I talk with the artist and find out what they will or won't sing about. I don't care who you are -- whether you are a great artist or just someone trying to fake it -- the hit process still begins with a great song. There is no getting around that." While many of his peers wonder how he as been so productive in such a short time, Flex says it's just a matter of rolling up the sleeves. Wife Felisa oversees the affairs of Flex the artist, but Flex himself handles business surrounding assignments of his Seldora Music Production Company, only calling in his lawyer to do the paperwork. "You just do it," he states. With alot of attendees on this project, the meetings surrounding our working together took longer than actual production. There's no science to it. You decide on the song, I lay down the track, we go in the studio and cut it................
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
Joe Velez
What Instrument do you play?
Piano, Guitar
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At 7:00am on September 9, 2011, Audley Reid said…
Good morning Felix, Thanks for the friendship. I know Leon but i have not seen him in a minute. We are all are trying to keep busy...Audley
At 8:44am on January 13, 2011, Petra Caramela said…

At 5:26am on September 9, 2010, Joe Velez said…
Hi Felix.. nice music!
At 1:37pm on October 30, 2009, CICILY OTIS QUARTET said…
hey Felix. Would you be interested in doing a gig with me. I perform at The Grapevine in Willow Glen from time to time,and i need a replacement keyboardist. I do R&B/Blues/Jazz tunes. Let me know as soon as you can,cause i need to call the owner back and pick a date.
At 2:51pm on September 8, 2009, CICILY OTIS QUARTET said…
hey Felix. I am looking for musicians that want to join a band/group. Let me know if u know of anyone. I need keys and bass. i am shifting my genre to R&B/Neo-Soul. And the players that i had for my jazz quartet are not comfortable with this style as much as they are with jazz. So the search is on. Let me know! thanks!
At 2:37pm on July 20, 2009, Kennard Williams said…
Hi Felix, It's nice to meet you. I like your playing very much. No Felix, I have never met Calvin Keys but did see him live at the Four Queens Hotel in Las Vegas some years back. He's a great player.
At 1:02pm on June 4, 2009, CICILY OTIS QUARTET said…
Hello Felix, I wanted to know if you would be interested in showing your support by coming out to my weekly Monday night jazz show. Located at Three Flames Lounge/1547 Meridian Ave/San Jose 408-269-3133. NO COVER. I am trying to make all the local connections that i can and support whomever i can as well. THANKS!
At 9:06pm on April 14, 2009, Felix Carter said…
The Jazz Network is a beautiful thing.I've been crazy busy working on my new Flexology CD Project...I finnally finshed it. Stay tune.. Now working on the artwork
At 3:35pm on April 4, 2009, Sharon L Payne said…
Hi Felix,
Glad to be your friend..
I've been here since the beginning nice to see new people on board.
At 11:38am on April 1, 2009, Luis Disla said…
Music is universal...Nice to meet you

















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