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Regina Carter honors Ella Fitzgerald's 100th year anniversary with 4 shows at NYC's Jazz Standard / Patch.com

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Jazz violinist Regina Carter will honor legendary jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald - in what would have been her 100th year - with four tribute concerts over two nights this week at the Jazz Standard, located at 116 East 27 St. The event, called "Regina Carter: Simply Ella," will run from Thursday, Jan. 5 to Friday, Jan. 6. Concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. each night.

Carter was awarded a MacArthur "genius" grant in 2006. She is known for music that aims to "make the past, present" by exploring her own family's roots and legendary artists of the past. To celebrate the 100th birthday of Fitzgerald - Carter's "musical idol and inspiration," who fought hardships and racism to win 13 Grammy awards and sell over 40 million albums in her lifetime - Carter has released a new Sony Masterworks album called Simply Ella. She'll be playing from that album this Thursday and Friday.

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