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6 August 1966, Detroit, Michigan, USA. One of the most highly regarded jazz violinists to emerge in the 90s, Carter has helped raise the instruments profile to that achieved by Jean-Luc Ponty two decades earlier. Proficient on the violin since early childhood, Carter studied at the New England Conservatory and Oakland University in Michigan before joining rock band Straight Ahead, and recording with them for Atlantic Records. Carter moved to New York in the mid-90s, working with the disparate talents of Max Roach, Oliver Lake, and the String Trio Of New York. She achieved most acclaim, however, for her solo work on the road production of Wynton Marsalis compelling Blood On The Fields. Carters appearances on releases by Steve Turre and Mark Helias, and her own major label debut, helped to foster a growing chorus of critical acclaim for her startling improvisational skills. The ambitious and groundbreaking Paganini After A Dream (2003) was a bold...