Regina Carter: Simply Ella
Quentin E. Baxter presents...Jazz Violinist and Sony Masterworks Recording Artist,
REGINA CARTER: Simply Ella!
Xavier Davis - piano & keyboards
Marvin Sewell - acoustic & electric guitars
Chris Lightcap - acoustic & electric bass
Alvester Garnett - drums
A MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" recipient, Carter is regarded and respected as the foremost jazz violinist of her generation. Her upcoming album and touring program, Simply Ella, marks the 100th birthday of a musical legend. The program celebrates the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald - the source of Carter's musical inspiration. An influence she has cherished throughout her life, Carter describes her visceral connection to Ella's music:
"Growing up in Detroit, there was always music playing in our home. While there was a variety of music I enjoyed, there were few recordings and artists I found consistently captivating. Ella Fitzgerald was one of these exceptions. To this very day, whenever I hear an Ella recording it grabs me at my core...I'm so excited to celebrate Ella Fitzgerald, an artist who has meant so much to all the notes in my musical life."
Sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island Cultural Events Fund
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