Carolina Chocolate Drops

Carolina Chocolate Drops


Carolina Chocolate Drops

featuring Regina Carter

Sunday, May 12, 3:00pm · 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Carolina Chocolate Drops


Carolina Chocolate Drops

featuring Regina Carter

Sunday, May 12, 3:00pm · 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Resident Artistic Director Regina Carter
Almost Sold Out

Carolina Chocolate Drops

For Regina Carter, the violin isn’t merely an improvisational vehicle. It’s a passport to unexpected realms, a Rosetta stone that unlocks the door to a myriad of 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. An intrepid musical explorer, Carter has greatly expanded her violin odyssey since being awarded a coveted 2006 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.

The week closes with collaboration between Carter and the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an ensemble that has proudly reclaimed the African-American string band tradition. While old-time music is often associated with white Appalachia, the Chocolate Drops reveal the celebratory, interconnected currents running through blues, country and bluegrass, bringing brash, youthful energy to music rooted in the red soil of the southern Piedmont.

Regina Carter's Residency as Artistic Director is made possible in part through the generosity of The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.