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Regina Carter named NJPAC: all-female jazz residency artistic director / New Jersey Stage

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The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has announced that acclaimed jazz violinist Regina Carter will serve as Artistic Director of this summer's All-Female Jazz Residency. Carter succeeds the late jazz pianist and composer Geri Allen, the residency's founding Artistic Director. Carter will be accompanied in her new position by a collective of music professionals, some of whom will be faculty members for the week-long curriculum and others as visiting artists to conduct master classes. The overnight residency at Rutgers University-Newark is open to young women musicians, ages 14-25, from July 8-14. "This is a proud moment," she said. "It's a rare opportunity to nurture a community and build confidence in young women of jazz who are embarking on careers in the industry or considering their options. They'll hear straight talk – and learn in the best possible ways – from first-in-class professionals I'm also grateful to call colleagues and collaborators."  

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