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Violinist Regina Carter Champions Ella's Positive Vibes

October 27, 2017 | Steve Milne

Jazz violinist Regina Carter says, considering the mood of the country and the world right now, "Accentuate the Positive" was the perfect title for her new album, a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Carter performs Saturday at the 2017 Brubeck Festival.

As Jazz Fest Looks At 50, What Keeps It Alive?

August 21, 2017

Having cycled through a full generation of performers (not to mention audience), how does the grandpa of festival culture compete in the Coachella-sized market it helped create?