Carl Mayer brings a wealth of musical knowledge, experience and great keyboard sounds to the band.

Carl began playing the piano at the age of four, later developing his unique talent and

improvisational skills under the tutelage of well-known Cleveland pianist-composer, Joe Howard. 

He studied music and radio production at National Music Camp, Interlochen, MI. Later he attended

 Hartt College of Music (University of Hartford, CT) where he studied harpsichord, organ, piano,

choral music and conducting, while majoring in music theory and composition. He also studied

with world-renowned arranger Don Sebesky in New York. A two-time American Song Festival 

Award winner, Carl has performed in clubs, cabaret and theater in the US and

Europe as a piano soloist, accompanist and band leader. His other projects included

writing, performing and producing music for radio and television, including work for Connecticut

Public Television, The Hartford Civic Center and Aetna Insurance Company. He has worked

with major keyboard and professional audio manufacturers in product development and

marketing for the music and sound industry. He has also been associated with various artists

and organizations including  Bon Jovi,  Brian Auger,  Larry Coryell, and  National Association of

Music Merchants (NAMM ). He is currently Organist/Music Director for First United Methodist Church

of Niagara Falls, NY and Music Director for the Niagara Falls Retired Men's Service Club Chorus.

He also served on the board of the Niagara Interfaith Chorale. 

His CD of original piano music "At the Piano "was released in 2003.


Here's a link to some of Carl's original Music:



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