Contrabassist Carl Royce

He is based in Monrovia, California, situated in the San Gabriel Mountains’ foothills, just East of Pasadena. 

Royce has served as contrabassist in the experimental jazz group The Stratos Ensemble. He is a founding member of improvisational ambient jazz quartet Baker’s Brew, as well as the alt-jazz trio DBC:Unit, performing regularly in experimental music and jazz venues. Recordings of Royce’s compositions, performances, and collaborations can be found here.

Carl counts among his favorite contrabassists Dario DeiddaBarre Phillips, and the late Gary Peacock. Carl is also actively creative in the visual arts, specifically sculpture and product design.