CAU Guild Announces Featured Artist for 26th Annual Jazz Under the Stars Scholarship Benefit Concert
ATLANTA, GA – April 16, 2019 – The Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Guild presents its 26th Annual Jazz Under the Stars Scholarship Benefit Concert Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. as jazz violinist Regina Carter takes to the open-air stage on the University’s Harkness Quadrangle. Admission to the annual
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During her travels to Genoa, Italy in 2003, Carter made history as the first jazz musician and African American to play the Guarneri Del Gesu violin. The album I’ll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey (2006) became a powerful and heartfelt tribute to her late mother; that same year, Carter was named a MacArthur Fellow for Music and Performance. Reverse Thread (2010) and Southern Comfort (2014), drawing ties between her own African heritage and her family’s history.
Her most recent release, Ella: Accentuate the Positive (2017), celebrates the music and spirit of her inspiration, musical legend Ella Fitzgerald.
In 2018, the acclaimed violinist won a Doris Duke Artist
Individual tickets to the concert are $75; tables are available for $750. Proceeds from the concert benefit deserving performing arts students at the University. The CAU Guild, comprising many of the metro-Atlanta area’s most prominent female civic and professional leaders, has raised more than $2 million to support aspiring young artists since 1992. Platinum sponsors include the Atlanta Voice, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Delta Air Lines and Jazz 91.9FM WCLK, Atlanta’s Jazz Station.
Click here to purchase tickets to Jazz Under the Stars, which also features a silent auction, or call 404-880-8892. For corporate tables, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Clark Atlanta University
Established in 1988 by the consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is one of the Nation’s foremost research institutions, offering students from around the United States and several foreign countries the opportunity to engage in 38 exciting areas of study at bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Located in the historic heart of Atlanta, one of the world's great international cities, CAU’s nearly 4,000 students enjoy access academic and co-curricular experiences, from forensic