Michael Carver

Bass Trombone Artist

Michael Carver

Michael Carver

Bass Trombonist, Chattanooga Symphony

Instrument Specs

  • Model: B454-E
  • Bell: 1239CF
  • Slide: B-STDN
  • Tuning Slide: Yellow Single Radius
  • Leadpipe: B3 Brass

Artist Comments

"I've played Edwards since 1995 and am impressed by the consistency of the horns and the commitment to continual improvement demonstrated by the company. I enjoy the flexibility of the instrument; it is very easy to color for different repertory and styles from Mahler to Stravinsky and everything in between."

Bass trombonist Michael Carver can be heard performing with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera at the historic Tivoli Theater in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has also appeared with the Nashville, Huntsville, Evansville, Macon, Tuscaloosa, and Rome (Georgia) symphony orchestras. Additionally, Michael has toured China and Japan as a member of the Hollywood Film Orchestra.

A frequent performer of musical styles outside of the classical idiom, Michael has appeared with a wide variety of artists such as Doc Severinsen, Bernadette Peters, Bela Fleck, Al Jarreau, Randy Newman, ELO, The Spinners, The Four Tops, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra featuring Bill Tole, The Moody Blues, and many more.

Michael currently serves on the faculty of Dalton State College, and has also taught at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Southern College, and Lee University.

A graduate of both Georgia State University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Michael's principal teachers have included Richard Brady at GSU and Jim Bermann, Dale Hair, and Keith Sanders at UTC.

Michael lives in Rome, Georgia, with his wife Donna, and two children Lance and Sarah.

Latest Blog Post

David Taylor’s Winter News

David Taylor has a few things happening this winter. First, he and his Calithumpians (Ron Stabinsky, Moppa Elliot, and Kevin Shea) will be at Roulette on December 7. This concert is presented by Interpretations and will include Dave’s Big Stories for a Small Group. Roulette is at 509 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. There are musicians in this […] more ››

In Their Own Words

Phil Clevinger

"From the moment I picked this horn up, I knew great things were in store. The clarity and range are unlike anything I've ever played. I have never had a horn that tests me like this one. After I've given 100% of myself at a performance, this trombone seems to say, "is that all you've got?" There are endless miles of road with this Edwards Trombone, and I intend to let this horn bring me the whole way."

Phil Clevinger
Trombonist, Louis Prima Jr. & the Witnesses