Regina Carter Quartet
Regina Carter, violin Xavier Davis, piano Jesse Murphy, bass Alvester Garnett, drums
“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).
Winner of a 2006 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award” Fellowship, Regina Carter is “a talented, charismatic player who is almost single-handedly reviving interest in the violin as a jazz instrument” (Los Angeles Times).
Through her albums, incessant touring and various guest appearances and collaborations, Regina has developed into a distinctly diverse musical personality. She has repeatedly toured throughout the world, was the first jazz artist and African American to play Niccolo Paganini’s famed Guarneri "Cannon" violin, has been featured with several symphony orchestras and performed with artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Billy Joel, Kenny Barron and Mary J. Blige.