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Regina Carter’s Gone in a Phrase of Air

Regina Carter


August Wilson African American Cultural Center 1668716979
980 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
(412) 339-1011



December 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST



Violinist, composer, and NEA Jazz Master Regina Carter joins the August Wilson African American Cultural Center’s (AWAACC) Uhuru Jazz Series to perform her latest project, Gone in a Phrase of Air. Her opus tells the history of Black American communities of the early-to-mid-20th century that were erased and destroyed by the government’s ’50s and ’60s “urban renewal” programs that erected highways and buildings, while celebrating the artistry that emerged from those African American enclaves across the country.

With a combination of original music, narration and visual media, Carter will be supported by drummer and husband Alvester Garnett, Carla Cook on vocals/spoken word and narration, pianist Xavier Davis and bassist Chris Lightcap. A pre-concert workshop will include a conversation on displacement, inviting community leaders as well as present and former neighborhood residents to take part in a conversation about their lost places, providing space for communities and generations to come together; to be heard, to reflect, to understand, to learn and to heal. In addition, Carter will lead a master class at the University of Pittsburgh.