The Voices of Culture concert series kicks off the new year with a performance by virtuoso woodwind and saxophone extraordinaire, James Carter. Our Members are invited to join us for a reception before the concert. Please be sure to log in to access registration for the Member Reception.
A dynamic saxophonist, Carter’s music beautifully blends high-velocity solos and soft, warm melodies, weaving together divergent impulses. His impressive recording catalogue includes such albums as Chasing the Gypsy, an engaging lyrical session inspired by the unforgettable collaboration between Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli; Layin’ the Cut, a collection of songs melding funk and electronic sounds, inspired by the iconic guitarist, Jimi Hendrix; Gardenias for Lady Day that pays a heartfelt tribute to Billie Holiday; and recently, James Carter’s Elektrik Outlet, where he explores a new groove, shifting his sax into a keen array of electronics and pedals.