Maine-based flutist, guitarist, and composer Carl Dimow is an eclectic and creative musician. His performances range from classical music to jazz, from klezmer to blues, and from original music for theater and film to traditional folk music. He is noted for the high level of commitment, artistry and skill which he brings to every project he is involved in.
Carl has appeared in concerts, festivals and school residencies in the U.S., Europe, and Central America. He performs with the Casco Bay Tummlers klezmer band who have toured throughout Europe and released three CD’s. Carl has also released two recordings with the Kolosko Dimow Duo. Other current projects include Bill Soliloquy and the Night Machine–dedicated to Carl’s original jazz compositions – and a variety of other groups exploring jazz, Brazilian music, Middle Eastern music, and free improvisation. In addition to concert flute and guitar, Carl also performs on bass flute, ukulele, shakuhachi, and an extensive collection of other ethnic flutes.
Carl graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern Maine in 1986 with a B.M. in Flute Performance. He has also studied privately and in masterclasses with many well-known musicians including flutists Robert Dick and Thomas Nyfenger and guitarist Guy Van Duser.
Carl is a gifted and committed teacher. He has been teaching folk, blues, and jazz guitar at Colby College since 1981. He maintains an active private studio in the Portland, Maine area where he has taught many award-winning middle and high school flute students.