Jazz Violinist Regina Carter gives a rare extensive candid interview, diving into her inspiring beginnings as a stand-alone jazz violinist, jumping to jazz from classical training, inspiring stories of encouraging mentors, and also, her tender experiences of supporting her mother and other loved ones through music. A recipient of the MacArthur (AKA “genius”) Award, Regina Read more about Regina Carter/ Jazz Violinist: In Her Own Words – Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 32[…]
– The diversity of creative string players in the newest generation, and how we arrived here
– How classical string/music teachers can adapt to a changing musical world
“Inevitably the classical world has had to come to grips (with) this tsunami of young players playing fiddle tunes”
– “Micro-improvisation” and using skeletal melodies to develop comfort with improvisation…
– The “present moment” in performance..
Download the free jazz violin transcription from Jazz violinist, Christian Howes’ solo on “Southern Exposure.”
If you are a classically trained musician, especially a string player, and your goal is to play jazz and swing, or if you want to learn to groove in any style, I strongly suggest you make friends with the rhythm section!
Here’s the press release for this year’s festival. We’ve got 20 performances listed this year, and for the first time, we’re spilling over into comfest. Fun times.