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Regina Carter

Rank #66 US New York, NY Jazz


Bio: "Violinist Regina Carter is a highly original soloist whose sophisticated technique and rich, lush tone took the jazz world by pleasant surprise when she arrived in New York from her native Detroit."
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    Regina Carter w/ Jenny Scheinman & Sara Caswell at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium Violinist and Resident Artistic Director Regina Carters week of programming presents a dizzying array of artistry, beginning with a stunning violin summit featuring Carter, Jenny Scheinman and Sara Caswell. An intrepid musical explorer, Carter has greatly expanded her violin odyssey since being awarded a coveted MacArthur Foundation Genius Fellowship. She began researching the African roots of the violin, which resulted in her acclaimed 2010 album Reverse Thread, an entrancing sojourn exploring compositions by artists from Kenya, Mali, and Senegal. Humboldt County native Jenny Sheinman has charted an exploratory course over her musical career. A long-time collaborator with guitarist and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Bill Frisell, Scheinman has worked with a staggering array of musicians including Norah Jones and Aretha Franklin, and released seven acclaimed albums as leader. Her 2005 release, 12 Songs, made The New York Times' Top 10 Albums list. Sara Caswell is a sublime classical and jazz violinist who made her orchestral debut at age 15. She has been a soloist with the New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and performed worldwide with Esperanza Spaldings Chamber Music Society project. She leads the Sara Caswell Quartet and the Caswell Sisters Quintet, and is a member of the boundary-breaking group Rose & The Nightingale. Join us for this unforgettable evening of violin magic!About Regina CarterFor Regina Carter, the violin isnt merely an improvisational vehicle. Its a passport, unlocking the door to myriad cultures and worlds. Since emerging from the Detroit scene in the late 1980s, Carter has recorded a series of dazzling albums, joining forces with piano giant Kenny Barron on Freefall, celebrating her hometown on Motor City Moments, and breaking new ground with a legendary violin on Paganini: After A Dream. Winner of a coveted 2006 MacArthur Foundation Genius Fellowship, she began researching the African roots of the violin, resulting in her acclaimed 2010 recording Reverse Thread, an entrancing sojourn exploring compositions by artists from Kenya, Mali, and Senegal.Artist PersonnelRegina Carter violinJenny Scheinman violinSara Caswell violinAdam Levy guitarMarcus Shelby bassScott Amendola drumsArtist Websitereginacarter.com"Regina Carter creates music that is wonderfully listenable, probingly intelligent and, at times, breathtakingly daringtaking the listener into the future of jazz. " Time Magazine"Most good violinists will never experience what Sara (Caswell) creates with her instrument. It is beautifully refined emotion that lifts the spirit and at the same time, crystallizes for me this thought: jazz violin could really have something to offer again. " Violinist Mark OConnor

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