Carl performs a dynamic mix of jazz, Bossa Nova, blues, swing, classical themes, standards, original compositions, ballads, Country and folk/rock on electric and acoustic guitars.
Great standards, current hits, Bossa Nova, rock classics, cool jazz, classical themes. All performed with a playful interchange of melody and rhythm.
— combine the guitar with one of the following —
- Bass (Bill Fouty)
- Piano (Steve Rubardt)
- Cello (Kathryn Vast)
- Flute (Bob Afifi)
- Trombone (Terry Russell/John Gove)
- Viola (Tom Tally/Linda Ghidossi-De Luca)
- Clarinet (John Stafford/Jeff Sanford)
- Guitar (Mike Wollenberg/Chris Pimentel)
The BBC Jazz Trio (sax, bass and guitar) plays mainstream jazz, Bossa Nova and swing, emphasizing intuitive ensemble music. Since 1984, the Trio (Bob Drew, Bill Fouty and Carl Vast) has continued to define its style and expand its repertoire.
The Carl Vast Quartet (guitar, sax, bass and drums) engages concert audiences with compelling presentations of jazz heritage. For social or corporate events, the Quartet also offers dance grooves and background jazz.
Bel Canto (flute or viola with guitar and bass) performs a wide range of popular, jazz, ethnic and classical themes as background or featured music. By adding saxophone, the trio becomes a quartet delivering eloquent harmonies and great versatility.