Marc Cary – Musical Director.
This evening will celebrate Fat Tuesday’s as well as the legendary Betty Carter. Musicians who played with Betty Carter to perform as well as former members of Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program.
Former members of Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead (a program for young musicians) will commemorate the great Betty Carter: Addison Frei (piano), ArcoIris Sandoval (piano), Barry Stephenson (bass), Diego Joaquin Ramirez (drums) and Charles Turner (vocals).
Betty Carter Band Alumni (musicians who played with Betty) to perform: Marc Cary (piano), JD Allen (saxophone), Kenyatta Beasley (trumpet), Curtis Lundy (bass), Clarence Penn (drums) and Taharqa Patterson (vocals).
Before the concert, A FREE Conversation at 7PM;
Artistic Director of Jazz Programming Willard Jenkins to interview Musical Director Marc Cary, who spent several years as Betty Carter’s music director.
See clips of upcoming performers.
The Lost Jazz Shrines series is dedicated to bringing legendary NYC jazz clubs back into the consciousness of the world with a thorough remembrance and celebration. Fat Tuesday’s was a Manhattan Jazz club famous for mainstream and modern jazz in the ’80s and early ’90s. Betty Carter was an American jazz singer who is best remembered for her improvisations including the scat and other complex musical abilities and interpretations. Betty performed with such jazz artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk to name a few. Her solo albums include Betty Carter (1953), Out There (1958), The Modern Sound of Betty Carter (1960), The Audience with Betty Carter (1979), and Look What I Got! (1988), which won a Grammy Award.