Violinist

Regina Carter

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Age 57
Birthday August 61966
Birth Sign Leo
City Detroit
Country MI
Profession Violinist

Regina Carter is a famous Violinist, born on August 6, 1966 in United States. As of December 2022, Regina Carter’s net worth is $5 Million. She was awarded the MacArthur Fellows Program Grant in 2006.

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Regina Carter Biography

Acclaimed jazz violinist. She recorded more than twenty albums between 1995 and 2014; her most famous recordings on the Verve label include Motor City Moments and Rhythms of the Heart. I’ll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey, Carter’s sixth CD and was conceived as a tribute album to her late mother, which included some of her favorites as well as American standards from the 1920s-1940s. Some songs include “Blue Rose” (Duke Ellington), “Sentimental Journey” (Les Brown), “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” (Ella Fitzgerald), as well as “I’ll Be Seeing You”..

Her cousin, James Carter, had a successful career as a saxophonist.

Regina Carter (Detroit, August 6, 1966) is an American jazz violinist. She is the cousin of jazz saxophonist James Carter.

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Carter was studying classical violin at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston when she decided to switch to jazz. She transferred to Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan where she was a jazz major under the direction of Marvin “Doc” Holladay . She also studied and performed with trumpeter Marcus Belgrave Through Belgrave Carter was able to meet a lot of people active in the Detroit jazz scene, including Lyman Woodard. She graduated in 1985. After graduating, she taught strings in Detroit public schools. Needing a change of scene, she moved to Europe and spent two years in Germany. While making connections, she worked as a nanny for a German family and taught violin on a U.S. military base.

Regina Carter Net Worth

Regina Carter is one of the richest Violinist & listed on most popular Violinist. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Regina Carter‘s net worth $5 Million.

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She picked up the violin at age four and played in the youth division of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She later performed with a jazz-pop group called Straight Ahead.

Carter was studying classical violin at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston when she decided to switch to jazz. She transferred to Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan where she was a jazz major under the direction of Marvin “Doc” Holladay . She also studied and performed with trumpeter Marcus Belgrave Through Belgrave Carter was able to meet a lot of people active in the Detroit jazz scene, including Lyman Woodard. She graduated in 1985. After graduating, she taught strings in Detroit public schools. Needing a change of scene, she moved to Europe and spent two years in Germany. While making connections, she worked as a nanny for a German family and taught violin on a U.S. military base.

Carter returned to the U.S. and first came into the spotlight as the violinist for the all female pop-jazz quintet Straight Ahead in 1987, with Cynthia Dewberry, Gayelynn McKinney, Eileen Orr, and Marion Hayden. In the early to mid-1990s, Branford Marsalis was quoted as saying, “They truly swing.” They released a trio of albums on the Atlantic Jazz label including their self-titled debut, Body and Soul, and Look Straight Ahead. Carter went solo before the release of their third album, Dance of the Forest Rain, and established herself as a force in the jazz world on the violin. In 1991 she left the band and moved to New York City.

While in New York she was a relative unknown and undertook work accompanying performers such as Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Billy Joel, and Dolly Parton. She also played with Max Roach and Oliver Lake, as well as being in the String Trio of New York. Carter worked on the albums Intermobility (1993), Octagon (1994), and Blues … ? (1996) with the group.

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She released Motor City Moments in 2000, paying homage to her hometown.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Violinist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Regina Carter celebrates birthday on August 6 of every year.

During the 2000s she performed at the head of a quintet. In 2005, she performed on Eddie Palmieri’s album Listen Here! which won a Grammy award for best Latin Jazz album. In May 2006, she was touring with Darryl Harper (clarinet), Xavier Davis (piano), Alvester Garnett (drums)(still with her in 2011), and Matt Parish (Upright bass).

How old is violinist Regina Carter?

55 years (August 6, 1966)

How did Regina Carter become famous?

She first gained attention with Straight Ahead, an all-female jazz quintet that recently celebrated its 25-year reunion at the Detroit Jazz Festival. She also recorded and toured for six years with The String Trio of New York. In 1995 Regina released her self-titled solo debut on Atlantic Records.

How tall is violinist Regina Carter?

Carter shares her home in Maywood, about an hour outside of New York, with her husband, drummer Alvester Garnett. The couple have no children. “We are the children,” Carter said, laughing. She is a compact woman, five feet tall, with a face that lights up with a toothy grin.

Who is Regina Carter’s father?

Lil Wayne

What does Regina Carter do for a living?

Reginae Carter is a well-known singer and TV personality in America.

In December 2001, she played a concert in Genoa using Il Cannone Guarnerius, a violin that was made in 1743 and was once owned and favoured by Niccolò Paganini. The violin was bequeathed to Genoa after Paganini’s death in 1840. The name of instrument is given because an “explosive” sound can be achieved. Carter was invited to play after the incidents of the September 11 attacks as a gesture of solidarity. She was both the first jazz musician and African American to play the instrument. She later recorded Paganini: After a Dream for Verve Records. The album featured classical works by Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy, and Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone.

Carter married Alvester Garnett in Detroit, Michigan, on September 5, 2004. They knew each other because Garnett plays drums in her band. She has been a resident of Maywood, New Jersey.

Carter was awarded a MacArthur Fellows Program grant, also known as a “genius grant”, in September 2006. The award includes a grant of $500,000 over five years, and the committee stated this about Carter:

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