[JPL] Regina Carter, DIJF Artist in Residence

Dr. Jazz drjazz at drjazz.com
Tue May 1 22:57:42 EDT 2007


The Detroit International Jazz Fest is proud to announce that Detroit-born 
violinist and recent MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award” winner Regina 
Carter has been named the festival’s first artist in residence.

Hailed by Time Magazine as “one of the top creative artists in America,” 
Carter made history in 2001 when she became the first jazz musician and 
first African-American to play the legendary Guarneri violin once owned by 
classical music virtuoso Niccolo Paganini.

Carter will open the festival with her quintet on Friday, August 31, play 
duets with veteran pianist Kenny Barron, and close the festival with the 
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.

Carter will be joined on opening night by legendary pianist, composer and 
NEA Jazz Master Herbie Hancock. A Chicago native, Hancock’s illustrious 
career has spanned five decades and includes historic recordings with Miles 
Davis’ great second quintet, the electronic jazz-funk classic Headhunters – 
the first platinum album in jazz history – and his multi-Grammy Award 
winning album Gershwin’s World.


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