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Ron Carter Foursight + A Taste of Jazz
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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.