Exciting and innovative artist, native New Yorker, saxophonist Carl Bartlett, Jr. marked his arrival onto the jazz scene with the 2011 release of his Critically Acclaimed debut CD, “Hopeful”. He has since emerged as one of the leading lights in the Post-Bop/Straight Ahead/Contemporary Jazz world, today, as both a player and composer. “A tone that only the greats have the ability to attain” raves All About Jazz, describing the profound sonic nature of Bartlett, Jr.’s rich alto sax sound, which uniquely blends alto and tenor sax timbres. In its Spring 2013 edition, the nationally and internationally renowned JAZZIZ Magazine recognized Bartlett’s gift for vivid, and creative composing by featuring his original tune, “Fidgety Season”, on the heralded JAZZIZ Compilation Disc. Bartlett has been featured in Hot House Jazz Magazine, and his music has garnered glowing reviews from major industry sources, such as Jazz Inside Magazine, The Aquarian Weekly,TimesLedger Newspaper, and more. He recentlywon 1st Place in the USA in the 2015-2016 prestigious International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Jazz Category, out of 18,500 entries from 120 countries worldwide.