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Ron Carter Foursight + A Taste of Jazz

September 16 @ 8:00 pm
980 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States

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The August Wilson African American Cultural Center is excited to kick off the 12th Annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival at our center, with Ron Carter Foursight and the Opening Night: A Taste of Jazz Party. Tickets for the concert include access to the post-concert party.

Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. He has recorded over 2200 albums; a Guinness world record. Over his 60-year career, he has recorded with many of the jazz greats: Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, Bobby Timmons, Eric Dolphy, Cannonball Adderley and Jaki Byard to name a few. From 1963 to 1968, he was a member of the acclaimed Miles Davis Quintet. After leaving the quintet he has a prolific 50-year freelance career that has spanned vastly different music genres. He recorded with Aretha Franklin, appeared on the seminal hip-hop album Low End Theory with a Tribe Called Quest, wrote, and recorded pieces for string quartets and Bach chorales for tow to eight basses, and accompanied Danny Simmons on a spoken word album. Carter spends at least half the year on world tours with his various groups: The Ron Carter Trio, The Ron Carter quartet, the Ron Carter Nonet and Ron Carter’s Great Big Band. He is also an author, educator, film scorer, and multiple award-winner, including three Grammy Awards.