Regina Carter Digs Into Her Past

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Thursday June 25, 2015

Regina Carter is an extraordinary musician. Time magazine said of the jazz violinist, “Wonderfully listenable, probingly intelligent and, at times, breathtakingly daring.”

But this adventurous artist, who performs with her quartet at Stanford’s Dinkelspiel Auditorium on Saturday, also remains a student of music. Her appetite for expanding her musical knowledge is insatiable.

In recent years, Carter has been consumed with a need to explore her musical roots. Her 2006 album, “I’ll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey,” delved into the early jazz standards her mother loved.

After receiving the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, she felt an urge to find out as much as she could about her ancestry.

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