Regina Carter: "Simply Ella"
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We’re extremely pleased to present Regina Carter, one of the world’s most talented violinists who returns to the Jazz Series after more than a decade. Not only is Ms. Carter yet another standout jazz performer with Detroit roots, but she is also a 2006 MacArthur Fellow recipient, a multiple GRAMMY® winner and a musician with a great sense of history who, a number of years ago now, was one of the very few people invited by the Italian government to play Paganini’s violin.
Carter will place the instrumental execution of Ms. Fitzgerald’s work in the trusted hands of her working ensemble: pianist Xavier Davis, guitarist Marvin Sewell, bassist Chris Lightcap and drummer Alvester Garnett, a foursome that individually and collectively brings a lot to the musical table.
An Intimate Conversation
We’re pleased to announce that Ms. Carter’s concert will be preceded the day before, January 22, with an intimate one-to-one conversation/Q&A with Dr. Maya Gibson, Assistant Professor, Musicology, MU School of Music. The special conversation is FREE & OPEN to the public, and takes place at Whitmore Recital Hall, School of Music.