“Whenever I hear an Ella recording it grabs me at my core. I’m entranced by her. [She] is sublime ... I’m so excited to celebrate an artist who has meant so much to all the notes in my musical life.” –Regina Carter
Detroit native Regina Carter is the foremost jazz violinist of her generation. Her quest for beauty and her passion for excellence did not escape the attention of the MacArthur Foundation, who awarded Regina their prestigious fellowship “genius” grant. Regina’s recent release, Ella: Accentuate the Positive, and touring program, Simply Ella, mark the 100th birthday of a musical legend. The program celebrates the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald—the source of Regina’s musical inspiration.