Jarrett Carter attended high school at Jacksonville’s Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Jarrett was a member of the Douglas Anderson Big Band that won the Essentially Ellington competition in 2006. He was also a member of the Florida All-State Big Band in 2007 led by saxophonist Jeff Rupert.

Jarrett studied with guitarists Barry Green, James Hogan, and Don Casper. He has also performed for classical guitarists Dusan Bogdanovic and Andrew York. Jarrett attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he earned a BM in Jazz studies. Jarrett resides in Jacksonville and continues to gig, teach private lessons, and lead community ed. Guitar classes at Lavilla School of the Arts.