Dec 26 2015


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Music In Homes: James Carter Quartet

Join us for the kickoff of our 9th year of Palmer Woods Music in Homes with a pre-New Year’s Eve ­holiday celebration featuring Detroit’s international saxophone sensation, James Carter.  It is rare to hear Carter in intimate settings as he fills enormous theaters around the world. Extraordinarily virtuosic, Carter soloed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Neeme Järvi in 2002 and 2003, performing a saxophone concerto written for him and commissioned by the DSO.

Composer/guitarist A. Spencer Barefield, who describes Carter as “the John Coltrane of our era” will join him. Carter and Barefield can be heard on Blue Note Records new release “Detroit Jazz City” with other legendary Detroit artists. In the 1980s-’90s, Barefield and Carter toured the world with jazz legend Lester Bowie and others. A Kresge Arts Fellow, Barefield has received numerous awards for his music. Bassist Marion Hayden and percussionist Djallo Djakate Keita completes this incredible ensemble of world-acclaimed jazz stars.

Detroit Free Press Mark Stryker describes Carter and Barefield’s 2015 Detroit Jazz Festival performance, “It was nice to see Detroit guitarist Spencer Barefield … giving the group a slightly edgier profile … James Carter played as he always does, which is to say he had enough gusto … to blow down the One Campus Martius building nearby.”

This concert promises to be a very special evening of stellar traditional and contemporary jazz. Share a champagne toast, ­delicious food, and memorable music to ­celebrate the New Year in a majestic room designed for chamber music­. Soaring carved wooden walls and ­a bay window stage with sparkling stained glass surround this enchanting space inside an ­English Tudor built in 1925.


Music In Homes Committee


Music In Homes Committee