Carl Anthony, Global
Carl Anthony began his career in the entertainment industry in 1970 during his freshman year as a production assistant at his college homecoming show featuring James Brown and The Delfonics. He went on to become an associate at New Wave Communications, a public relations and advertising firm in Washington, DC and for the next four years he assisted with club and concert production and promotion. From 1974-79, he partnered with two friends in New York City, establishing Turtle-Too Productions, producing R&B concerts and Caribbean festivals at a variety of venues from Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall to Studio 54. By the end of the decade, his interest ventured into broadcast media and landed his first job at a radio station in upstate New York.
For nearly a quarter of a century beginning in 1989, he was the late night jazz voice serving the Atlanta metropolitan and the world communities via the internet as host of “Serenade To The City” on the city’s #1 jazz station Jazz 91.9FM WCLK. During his tenure, his most notable achievements were creating and voicing the weekly jazz calendar, “Atlanta’s Live Jazz” from 2005 to 2012; volunteering as the emcee for the Atlanta Youth Jazz Band Competition from 2003 to 2013; hosting concerts on every major stage and club in Atlanta, and holding the position of Music Director. As the Associate Producer of PowerPoint, a news magazine talk show, two of his shows won 1st Place awards from the Medical Association of Atlanta. He has interviewed countless musicians, actors and authors and has been invited to be both panelist and moderator of numerous panel discussions.
In 2005 he created Atávico Media and commenced doing business in Atlanta booking groups for special events, producing fundraisers and small group performances in jazz clubs. The same year he began co-producing and hosting A Gypsy Life… Productions movie review and feature shows – In My Opinion and IMO Reveals, respectively. As a host, correspondent and film critic, he has graced the Red Carpets of four Academy Awards and three Trumpet Awards. He continues to contribute film reviews to In My Opinion… on Facebook.
As an educator Carl moderated “Jazz In The Classroom”, an initiative that brought music professionals into various middle schools in the metropolitan Atlanta area to teach master classes by sharing real-life experiences coupled with musical instruction. He annually volunteered to speak to middle school children about his career in broadcast during their “Career Day” events; and continually mentors college students. He conducted jazz workshops at the 2009 National Black Arts Festival, for whom he also hosted a weekly jazz program, Notorious Jazz.
In 2011 Carl created Notorious Jazz, the website he curates dedicated to preserving the genius that defy popular taste for original design. His blog is shared across several social media sites, such as the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Culture Fest Nashville, National Black Arts Festival and 3 Rivers Music Festival, among others. Notorious Jazz daily profiles reach some 85,000 followers in 48 countries and continues to expand its global reach.
Always invested in giving back to the community, from 1991-20012 Carl took his passion for horseback riding and lent his time and knowledge of horses to the Atlanta Black Rodeo Association teaching children from age 6-15 to ride and instill them with the confidence to connect and care for horses.
He has been inducted into the Who’s Who In Black Atlanta for his contributions to the radio industry at Jazz 91.9 FM WCLK and the film industry with A Gypsy Life… Productions.
He is currently booking small combos for private events in the Miami metropolis and has in development two future ventures as part of his i am project: Urban Movements, a jazz series and multidiscipline student incubator, and the Miami International Music Expo: Beyond Borders, a cultural, heritage and community multidiscipline project reaching beyond borders of traditional engagement.