Dustin Carlson has been performing in and around New York City since his high school days. After high school, he has performed throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. In 2012, he co-founded Prom Night Records. He has released a solo record (Shakes/the Noise of Wings, Very Special Records). His band Air Ceremony will be releasing a debut record in 2017. He also is a member of the Nat Osborn Band, F$F (duo with Berlin based trumpeter Brad Henkel), Chopper (collaborative trio with Kate Gentile and Nathaniel Morgan), Rallidae, Morris/Webber big band and others. He is also a world traveler, student of many languages, and a voracious reader of novels and poetry.