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Celebrating Betty Carter

Betty Carter.

Betty Carter.

Anthony Barboza, Courtesy of the artist

For years, one of jazz’s top institutions of higher education was “the school of Betty Carter,” an esteemed collection of her band’s alumni and singers bound together by the thrall of her titanic influence. Hers was, simply, one of the most powerful voices in American music.

Jazz Night In America celebrates her lasting influence at Jazz at Lincoln Center with a performance by vocalist Charenée Wade, accompanied by many former members of Carter’s bands through the years.

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