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Regina Carter reunites with Straight Ahead for Dirty Dog and the Detroit Jazz Festival / Oakland Press

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Straight Ahead is back on track. At least for a few shows this year.

The primary lineup of all-female jazz group from Detroit, which recorded for Atlantic Records during the late 80s and early 90s, is back together for the first time in 25 years, reuniting for shows this week the Dirty Dog tonight and tomorrow - Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 21-22, as well as a performance at the 39th Detroit Jazz Festival over Labor Day Weekend. It brings back together a groundbreaking band that made an international mark, and whose members have gone on to formidable accomplishments as performers and educators. And violinist Regina Carter tells us that in joining forces again with Marion Hayden, Eileen Orr and Gayelynn McKinney, along with newcomer Elden Kelly, it feels like almost no time has passed at all.

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