Regina Carter - Simply Ella

CELEBRATE ELLA'S 100TH BIRTHDAY

Regina Carter - Simply Ella

Sat 5.6

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$25.00 - $35.00

Regina Carter - Simply Ella
Regina Carter - Simply Ella
A talented, charismatic player who is almost single-handedly reviving interest in the violin as a jazz instrument. - The Los Angeles Times

Ms. Carter is enormously gifted, bringing a blues sensibility to her improvisations. - The New York Times

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

Sony Masterworks recording artist Regina Carter is the foremost jazz violinist of her generation. Her quest for beauty combined with her passion for excellence did not escape the attention of the MacArthur Foundation, who awarded Regina their prestigious fellowship “genius grant.” Regina’s upcoming album, Ella: Accentuate the Positive, and touring program, Simply Ella, mark the 100th birthday of a musical legend. The program celebrates the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald – THE source of Regina’s musical inspiration. An influence she has cherished throughout her life, Regina 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 a 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 entranced by her voice, her melodic improvisations and the passion and artfulness with which Ella sings a song. She helps me understand a song by providing a window to its essence. In a word, Ella is sublime, and she is at the top of my go-to list when learning a jazz tune. Perhaps Jimmy Rowles said it best, “Music comes out of her. When [Ella] walks down the street…she leaves notes.” I’m so excited to celebrate Ella Fitzgerald, an artist who has meant so much to all the notes in my musical life.”
Venue Information:
The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N College Ave
Indianapolis, IN, 46220
http://www.thejazzkitchen.com/