Grammy-nominated musician/producer and world-renowned drummer Quentin E. Baxter presents an amazing three-concert series on Kiawah Island!
The second artist in the series is the ever-talented Regina Carter. Hailing from Detroit, Regina Carter is a jazz violinist who studied at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston for classical violin. Carter found her love in jazz violin and decided to later transfer to Oakland University to study jazz with Marcus Belgrave. After graduation, she taught in Detroit public schools, and later moved to Germany to nanny for a German family while teaching violin on a U.S. military base. After returning from Germany, Regina Carter began her greatest successes and began accompanying performers like Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Bilge, Billy Joel and more. In 2006, Carter received a MacArthur Fellows Program grant which awarded her $500,000 over five years, and the committee stated, "Regina Carter is a master of improvisational jazz violin. Though her work draws upon a wide range of musical influences, including Motown, Afro-Cuban, Swing, Bebop, Folk, and World, she has crafted a signature voice and style....Carter's performances highlight the often overlooked potential of the jazz violin for its lyric, melodic, and percussive potential." Regina Carter brings her artistry through violin and jazz to Kiawah presented by Quentin Baxter, in partnership with the Kiawah Arts & Cultural Events Council.
Tickets are $20, and available Dec. 5, 2016 at www.baxtermusic.com or by calling 843-766-8814.