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Regina Carter wins 'Violinist/Violist/Cellist of the Year' at 2016 JJA Jazz Awards

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Congratulations to Regina Carter on her win for - Violinist/Violist/Cellist of the Year at the 20th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards. Professional Journalist Members of the JJA made open nominations in a first selection round; those who received the most nominations advanced to the final ballot. 

Carter is considered the foremost jazz violinist of her generation - a designation which doesn't quite paint the picture.  As a result of her curiosity, passion, and quest for beauty brought to every stop taken on her full musical journey, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (a "genius grant"). Those are more apparent than ever on her Sony Music Masterworks debut album Southern Comfort in which she explores the folk music of the South. The album will be released on and coincide with an international tour.

SEE THE 2016 JJA Jazz Awards PAGE