Carl Anthony grew up listening to jazz and Broadway soundtracks. By the Sixties his taste included music emerging out of Detroit, Philadelphia, Muscle Shoals, New York City, London, Rio de Janeiro and Bahia driven by romance and protest songs fueled by the Vietnam War and Civil Rights Movement.
His entertainment career began in 1970 as a production assistant for the homecoming show. This was followed by four years at a public relations and advertising firm learning concert and club production and promotion. New York City was his next stop for another four year stint producing R&B concerts, showcases, and festivals.
By the end of the decade, he ventured into broadcast media and landed his first job as an overnight radio deejay at WPNR 90.7FM in upstate New York. Two years later he was back in DC working for Mayor Marion Barry in the city’s Department of Housing and Urban Development.
His next move, Atlanta, proved to be a fortuitous landing the announcer position at the #1 jazz station, Jazz 91.9FM WCLK, as the nighttime voice of “Serenade To The City”, for twenty-three years. During his tenure he was Music Director and Associate Producer of award-winning PowerPoint. He created a weekly jazz calendar, “Atlanta’s Live Jazz”; volunteered as emcee for the Atlanta Youth Jazz Band Competition; produced two successful station fundraisers; and hosted concerts.
In 2005 he created Catfish Row, a production company, he produced Homemade Jam, a series of small group performances. 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,, he graced four Academy Awards Foreign Language Film and three Trumpet Awards Red Carpets.
As an educator, Carl moderated “Jazz In The Classroom”, participated in middle school “Career Day” events; mentored dozens of Mass Media college students, and conducted jazz workshops and hosted a weekly jazz program for the National Black Arts Festival, as well as education tents for the Atlanta Jazz Festival.
In 2011 Carl created Notorious Jazz, the website he curates dedicated to preserving the genius that defies popular taste for original design. His daily profiles have reached some 85,000 jazz enthusiasts in 48 countries as he continues to expand its global reach.
He has been inducted into the Who’s Who In Black Atlanta. for his contributions to the radio and film industries. Moving to Miami, Florida in 2013, he established his latest venture, the i am project, a non-profit that promotes jazz related endeavors, performance and education, and is currently producing and hosting his digital program “Conversations About Jazz & Other Distractions”. An avid horse owner and rider, his cowboy persona lent his time and knowledge to teaching children to care for ride.