Carlton Kitto, Indian jazz guitarist, Died at 74


Carlton Kitto was born in 1942, in Bangalore and died on November 28, 2016.

He was a Bebop jazz guitarist from Kolkata, India.

Carlton started working in the railways in his early days.

Later, he started his music career in Chennai in the 1960s.

Kitt relocated to Kolkata in 1973 and became a part of the band Jazz Ensemble in Moulin Rogue, an upscale restaurant in Park Street, Kolkata.

After two years, Kitto started playing in another restaurant named Mocambo in the same locality.

Kitto was a teacher of jazz and classical guitar at the Calcutta School of Music and also performed in some of the restaurants and pubs, such as the Chowringhee Bar, Trincas, Blue Fox and Someplace Else in Kolkata.

He had the distinction of playing along with other legendary jazz musicians such as Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, David Leibman, Larry Coryell, Chico Freeman and Charlie Byrd.

Carlton Kitto passed away at 74 years old.