Regina Carter

Regina Carter Quartet

Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

$27 general public; $25 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni; $10 students

The foremost jazz violinist of her generation, Regina Carter returns to Wesleyan with the United States debut of her Quartet featuring guitarist Marvin Sewell, bassist Chris Lightcap, and drummer Alvester Garnett. This group previously performed in October 2014 at the Festival Stradivari at the Museo del Violino in Cremona, Italy. Ms. Carter was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2006, and released the album Southern Comfort (2014) on Sony Music Masterworks, exploring the folk music of the South. At Wesleyan, Ms. Carter will interpret her own roots—including Cajun fiddle music, early gospel, and work songs (her grandfather was an Alabama coal miner)—through a modern lens, in addition to repertoire spanning her entire career.

The Regina Carter Quintet (which included pianist David Budway and percussionist Mayra Casales) previously performed as part of the Crowell Concert Series in October 2004.

Photo by David_Katzenstein.