Personalities | Regina Carter | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues

(Violin, b. 1966)

Violinist Regina Carter has stabilized her instrument’s precarious role in jazz after advanced work in classical, jazz-pop and experimental formats. From childhood Suzuki lessons (a method of teaching music that stresses listening over reading skills), she joined the Detroit-based band Straight Ahead, then the String Trio of New York. She was a featured soloist in Wynton Marsalis’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Blood On The Fields oratorio (1995) and was the first jazz musician, person of colour or woman to play and record on Paganini’s Stradivarius, ‘the Cannon’.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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