Our showstopping Voices of Culture concert series kicks off the new year with a performance by virtuoso jazz musician, James Carter.
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.
Our Members are invited to join us beforehand, from 6 to 7:30 pm, for a reception.
Voices of Culture is an unforgettable concert and conversation series exploring beauty in different musical traditions. Held three times a year, Voices of Culture invites guests into the Sanctuary where world-renowned artists perform and discuss their work with Grace Farms Music Director Marcus G. Miller.
Voices of Culture continues on Saturday, May 18 and Saturday, September 28