Performance includes a Pre-Concert Talk that begins one hour before show time.
Regina Carter w/ Kenny Barron
Regina Carter with Kenny Barron
Regina Carter’s third night of residency pairs the violin star with jazz piano giant Kenny Barron in an intimate duet setting, first heard on their remarkable 2001 Verve collaboration, Freefall. Barron is a 2010 NEA Jazz Master who has helped define and extend the jazz tradition since his work with Dizzy Gillespie in the early ‘60s catapulted him into the spotlight. A nine-time Grammy nominee, his storied career has included extended associations with Stan Getz, Yusef Lateef and Freddie Hubbard in addition to his sparkling work as a leader, which has yielded nearly 50 albums in settings from solo piano to big band. Off the bandstand, Barron has enjoyed a hugely influential tenure as a music professor at Rutgers University and the Julliard School of Music. This meeting of two instrumental masters will provide an evening of unexpected delights.
About Regina Carter
For Regina Carter, the violin isn’t merely an improvisational vehicle. It’s a passport, unlocking the door to myriad 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. Winner of a coveted 2006 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship, she began researching the African roots of the violin, resulting in her acclaimed 2010 recording Reverse Thread, an entrancing sojourn exploring compositions by artists from Kenya, Mali, and Senegal.
Regina Carter violin
Kenny Barron piano