Carl Mack moved from Rochester New York to New Orleans Louisiana in 1983 to prepare a one-man-band act for the 1984 World's Fair. His musical act was based around his skill to play the xylophone, which he had studied at Eastman School of Music, while mastering all aspects of percussion. In the 1980's he was a mainstay of Royal Street in New Orleans, playing happy jazz music for tourists, and it was at this time, that he expanded his skills to include pantomime, clowning, balloon sculpting, magic and juggling.
One thing led to another and he found himself becoming a promoter of other unusual entertainers, including stilt walkers, snake charmers, psychics, little people, models, comedians, bands and much more. He continued to be a performer himself, while building up what has become the largest talent agency in New Orleans.
It became apparent that the need to have the best costumes for the talent to wear, is what would set his company apart from many others, and by teaming up with costuming designer Ty Johnson, for over a decade, they have produced thousands of theatrical costumes, which are now for rent to the general public at his store/office/showroom in the French Quarter of New Orleans
His abilities to coordinate special events has grown to include decor and over all party planning, and his company now has a staff of eight (plus the design branch), to keep up with the ever growing demand for his services. He is proud that Carl Mack Presents annually employs hundreds of entertainers at conferences, conventions, casinos, fairs, festivals, weddings, movies, television and all types of corporate and private events.
Carl Mack Presents is the exclusive entertainment partner for the New Orleans Hornets basket ball team, the House of Blues and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.
Throughout all of these years, his artistic ability to paint and draw has been a big part of his private life. He studied art at Monroe Community College, Rochester Institute of Technology and Oswego State University, and after decades of painting, he finally had his first showing of his artwork in May 2012. The subject of the show, called "Walk by Faith", is people he knows who love studying the word of Jesus and building their faith through staying focused on Christ, which is how he has lived his life.