Solo Guitar

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 (Ron Belcher)
  • Piano (Steve Rubardt)
  • Cello (Kathryn Vast)
  • Flute (Bob Afifi)
  • Trombone (Terry Russell/John Gove)
  • Clarinet (John Stafford/Jeff Sanford)
  • Guitar (Mike Wollenberg)


  • Solstice (flute, cello, guitar) performs a wide range of popular, jazz, ethnic, wedding and classical themes as background or featured music.
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  • Carl's Jazz Trio (guitar, sax, bass) plays mainstream jazz, Bossa Nova and swing, emphasizing intuitive ensemble music.
  • 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.