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The Regina Carter Quintet plays RI's RISD Auditorium / Providence Phoenix Interview

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If ever a musician understood the importance of exposure to music at an early age, it would be Regina Carter, who - family legend has it - at two years old, played a melody by ear on the piano after hearing her brother's lesson. At four, she began studying the violin, and she hasn't looked back since. From classical training as a teen and later at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, she switched to jazz at Michigan's Oakland University and entered the Detroit jazz scene through trumpeter Marcus Belgrave.

The Regina Carter Quintet (Will Holshouser, accordion; Marvin Sewell, guitar; Chris Lightcap, bass; and Alvester Garnett, drums) comes to Providence RI to play a FirstWorks concert October 18 at 8 pm at the RISD Auditorium. A free pre-concert conversation, "Cultural Identity and the Power of Improvisation" precedes it, 6:30 pm at RISD's Chace Center.

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