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Regina Carter at the Kimmel Center
March 24, 2018
For an evening of transporting and breathtakingly innovative jazz, look no further. Regina Carter—the virtuoso jazz violinist whose intelligent and daring music is featured in her acclaimed new record, Ella: Accentuate the Positive—will bring her tour to Philadelphia this March. Touring for her 10th studio record, Carter’s hard swinging style tributes the great Ella Fitzgerald but remains rooted in her signature creativity and technical prowess. Her work draws from a wide range of influences, including Motown, Swing, and Afro-Cuban music.
Carter was born and raised in Detroit, and began her musical career with classical training at the age of 4. After attending Cass Technical High School and the New England Conservatory, Carter switched her attention to jazz and transferred to Michigan’s Oakland University. After releasing two records with the all-female jazz group Straight Ahead in 1987, Carter moved to New York City in 1991 to launch her solo career. Her eponymous solo album was released in 1995, and Carter has since released several acclaimed records. Her classical-themed Paganini: After a Dream received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2006.
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