Renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter to perform family jazz concert at Oakland University

Renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter will be on the Oakland University campus in Rochester on Sunday, February 3, 2013 to play with the OU Jazz Quartet, a faculty group comprised of musicians highly regarded beyond the Detroit metro region. Together they will perform a concert of music from favorite movies, including Cars, Finding Nemo, Apollo 13, Goodfellas and more. At Ms. Carter’s special request, it is a jazz concert for the whole family, and audience members young and old are invited to come dressed in a movie character costume.

Ms. Carter, a Grammy nominee and a 2006 recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, is an OU alumna and a native Detroiter. She earned her bachelor’s degree in music from OU in 1985 and as an artist-in-residence at the university, she returns each year to teach master classes and to perform.

She combines a dazzling technical proficiency with a fresh approach to her instrument and a multicultural perspective. The family jazz concert will begin on Sunday, February 3 at 1 pm in Varner Recital Hall. Tickets are $20 general, $10 students, $6 for children 12 and under; free for children 12 and under who wear a costume.

Tickets can be purchased online ( or by phone (1-800-585-3737) ahead of time, with no service fees. They can also be purchased on the OU campus at the Center for Student Activities Service Window in the Oakland Center or at the Varner Hall Box Office.  Complete ticket information is available at

Maps of the campus are available on the OU website or by entering Varner Hall into your smart phone. The Recital Hall is surrounded by lots of free parking.