The American jazz violinist Regina Carter has a career that crosses genres. Recipient of some of the top musical awards in the country, including the MacArthur “genius” award, she has been widely hailed for her mastery of her instrument and her drive to expand its possibilities. This special concert featuring Regina Carter and her quartet is presented at the historic Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre.
This concert is in memory of Joe Kennedy, Jr., considered by many to be the “Maestro of Jazz” in Richmond.
Presented in collaboration with the Richmond Jazz Society, Inc.
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For Grammy-nominated artist Regina Carter, the violin isn’t simply an improvisational vehicle; it’s a passport to unexpected realms. Her quest for beauty combined with her passion for excellence did not escape the attention of the MacArthur Foundation, which awarded Regina a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship “genius grant.” San Francisco Performances appointed her Resident Artist for five years. She also served as one of the resident artistic directors for SFJAZZ during its inaugural season and was selected as the 2017 Showcase Artist for the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival. Regina is currently Artist in Residence at Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance and is Artistic Director of the Geri Allen Jazz Camp, a unique summer immersion program at New Jersey Performing Arts Center for aspiring women jazz professionals. Most recently, the acclaimed violinist was one of the recipients of the prestigious Doris Duke Artist Awards, presented by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.