[JPL] Regina Carter, DIJF Artist in Residence
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 festivals 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, Hancocks 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 Gershwins World.
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