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Regina Carter with Carla Cook and the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars | SFJAZZ

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Date(s) - 09/29/2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center


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“Regina Carter creates music that is wonderfully listenable, probingly intelligent and, at times, breathtakingly daring…taking the listener into the future of jazz.” — Time Magazine

“A mad-loose straight ahead jazz diva with a gospel soul, big band heart, classical cool and improvisational hot. And what a beautiful voice.” — JazzTimes on Carla Cook

The final night of Regina Carter’s residency ends the week on a high note with her superb band, augmented by sublime vocalist Carla Cook and our own SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra. In an performance that looks to Carter’s 2006 standards project dedicated to her late mother, I’ll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey, Carter’s ironclad quartet is backed by our DownBeat award-winning ensemble of High School virtuosos and acclaimed singer Cook, who was featured on the album along with vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater. A friend of Regina Carter since their high school years together in Detroit, Carla Cook is a Grammy-nominated artist whose repertoire stretches from Tin Pan Alley to Neil Young. She paid her early career dues with vibraphonist and jazz legend Lionel Hampton as well as pianist Cyrus Chestnut, and has since risen to become of the most in-demand vocalists in jazz, leading her own quartet and recording three acclaimed albums as a leader.

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.


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