Carter to perform at Jazz Festival

MARQUETTE – Grammy-nominated jazz violinist Regina Carter will perform at the NMU Jazz Festival closing concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Kaufman Auditorium, Marquette.

Tickets are $6 with an NMU ID, $8 for students and $11 for the public.

Carter is considered the foremost jazz violinist of her generation. She was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2006 for her originality and dedication. This is apparent in her recent debut album, “Southern Comfort,” which explores Southern folk music and coincides with an international tour.