|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
1964, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Carrothers began playing piano professionally in the early 80s, soon establishing a reputation as a solid performer. During the next two decades he played many prestigious venues throughout the USA, including New Yorks Village Gate, Knitting Factory and the revived Birdland, and also at Blues Alley in Washington, DC. In Europe he played at the New Morning club in Paris, and also headlined at several festivals including the Audi Jazz Festival in Brussels, the Nevers Jazz Festival, sharing billing with Abbey Lincoln, and the Marciac Festival. During these same 20 years, Carrothers has played as a sideman in bands led by many artists, among whom are Buddy DeFranco, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller, Tim Hagans, Billy Higgins, Lee Konitz, James Moody, Gary Peacock, Dewey Redman, Charlie Rouse, Terrell Stafford, Bill Stewart, Ira Sullivan, Toots Thielemans and Bennie Wallace. He has recorded with several of the foregoing, notably...