“The highlight of the night, and perhaps the run, was a sit-in from local guitar prodigy Jaden Carlson for a jazzy “Soul Food” during which she traded Scofield-esque solos with guitarist Jake Cinninger. The band has collaborated with Carlson before, but never did she appear so confident alongside the intimidating musicianship of Umphrey’s.”-Nate Etter-Umphrey’s Closes Four-Night Fillmore Stand, 1/4/2015
“The Jaden Carlson Band kicked off the weekend with an hour and fifteen minutes of in your face musical madness. As seems to always be the case during JCB sets, folks conversed, then passed along to the person standing next to them, the fact that Jaden was only thirteen years old. In a short conversation that I had with someone, I mentioned that she was “a ripping guitarist that happened to be thirteen, as opposed to a thirteen year old guitarist Xanax bars online, as it is not her age that defines her musically.” During the band’s impressive set they welcomed Jeremy and Oteil to the stage to participate. JCB’s chemistry, which flowed between Jaden, Eric Luba and Will Trask, reflected a band well rehearsed and maturing at a rapid rate. Their songs and music have grown into refined masterpieces and by the set’s conclusion, the place was packed.”-Justin Picard-MusicMarauders-Roosevelt Collier’s Colorado Get-Down 11.21 & 11.22.14
“They (Twiddle) invited Boulder phenom Jaden Carlson and her band to open up the night. Jaden has been wowing audiences all over Colorado for a number of years. I’m not overstating when I say her style is reminiscent of Jeff Beck meeting Jimmy Page. Perhaps more startling, she is barely past her preteens. She has assembled a power trio consisting of herself on guitar and vocals, Will Trask on drums, and Eric Luba on left hand bass and keys. With Luba cranking out the rhythm with his off hand they have the sound of four players. Their music is fusion rock with elements of funk and soul tossed in for good measure. Jaden is impressive to say the least.”-Nicholas Stock-MusicMarauders: Music Perspective
“The Jaden Carlson Band is a trio out of Boulder that is pushing their way into one of the best jam scenes in the country.
Along with Will Trask on the drums, percussion, and backing vocals, as well as Eric Luba on left hand bass, keyboard, and backing vocals the Jaden Carlson Band melds soul, jazz, fusion, and rock together for something truly amazing.”-Luke Zinsmaster–Rage Colorado
“Tracks like the opening “Essium” and the eight-and-a-half minute “Mudflip” show a prowess in both rock, jazz and funk that many players two, three or even five times her age don’t have.”-Brian Johnson-Marquee Magazine
“Drawing on jam band influences, Jaden is naturally pulled to the funky rhythms that get a live crowd rollicking. “Mudflip” runs around in circles, up and down the fret board with a Nascar pace. You can close your eyes, breathe in the music, and picture a dark club with disco ball reflected laser lights washing over sweaty, rhythmic bodies as they flail to Jaden’s rapid fire, effect laced playing.
The final product comes off sounding a step above the similarly talented funk-jam combos coming out of the high altitude Colorado Front Range. With Jaden’s ever evolving knowledge for the guitar and the unfolding nature of her lyrics, it’s only a matter of time before we see her adorning front pages of publications, listening to her recordings on Sirius/XM’s Jam On, and touring through the club scene of America.”-John Underwood Schumm–The Grateful Web