38th Annual Jazz Spectacular Finale Concert with Ron Carter

Venue: Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

Jazz Spectacular


This concert is sold out

Opening performance by the Outstanding High School Jazz Band of the Day. Legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter, joins the Be-Bop Spartans and MSU Professors of Jazz.

$25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens (age 60 and older), $15 for students with ID or anyone under age 18. Tickets available online, at the door, or at 517.353.5340.

Concert and Ron Carter residency generously sponsored by Ken and Sandy Beall; TraveLuxe Wired; Leonard and Sharon Tabaka;
Jeff D. Williams.


Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz history, with more than 2,200 albums to his credit, an accomplishment honored in the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records. He has recorded with greats including: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons, Jaki Byard, Eric Dolphy and Cannonball Adderley. From 1963 to 1968, Ron was a member of the classic and acclaimed Miles Davis Quintet. He was named Outstanding Bassist of the Decade by the Detroit News, Jazz Bassist of the Year by Downbeat magazine, and MVP by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He earned two Grammy awards, one in 1993 for Best Jazz Instrumental Group, and another in 1998 for “Call Sheet Blues” from the film “Round Midnight.”

Learn more about jazz bassist Ron Carter at his website.

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