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Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead (The Kennedy Center)

Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center identifies outstanding, emerging artists and brings them together under the tutelage of experienced artist-instructors who coach and counsel them, helping them to polish their performance, composing and arranging skills.The program was originally developed by Carter in 1993 at 651, an arts center in Brooklyn, and the first concert was presented at the BAM Majestic Theater. In 1997, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Dr. Billy Taylor, the Center's artistic advisor for Jazz, invited Carter to bring Jazz Ahead to Washington.

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<i>Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead</i> 3/7/14: Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Now in its 16th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.

Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Now in its 16th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.
<i>Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead</i> 3/6/14: Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Now in its 16th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.

Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Now in its 16th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.
<i>Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead</i> 3/5/14: Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Now in its 16th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.

Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Now in its 16th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.
<i>Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead</i> 3/22/13: Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Now in its 15th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.

Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Now in its 15th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.
<i>Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead</i> 3/21/13: Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Now in its 15th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.

Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Now in its 15th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.
<I>Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead</i> 3/20/13: Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Now in its 15th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.

Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Now in its 15th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.
<i>Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead</i> 4/15/11: Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their weeklong 2011 residency with a free concert.

Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their weeklong 2011 residency with a free concert.
<i>Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead</i> 4/14/11: Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their weeklong 2011 residency with a free concert.

Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their weeklong 2011 residency with a free concert.
<i>Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead</i> 4/13/11: Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their weeklong 2011 residency with a free concert.

Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their weeklong 2011 residency with a free concert.
2010 <I>Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead</i> 3/26/10: 2010 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.

2010 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.
2010 <I>Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead</i> 3/25/10: 2010 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.

2010 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.
2010 <I>Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead</i> 3/24/10: 2010 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.

2010 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.
Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead 4/28/00: Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead

Hear tomorrow's stars today in a jammin' celebratory performance by the Millennium graduates of "Betty CarterÆs Jazz Ahead," a residency program.

Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead

Hear tomorrow's stars today in a jammin' celebratory performance by the Millennium graduates of "Betty CarterÆs Jazz Ahead," a residency program.
Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead 4/27/00: Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead

Hear tomorrow's stars today in a jammin' celebratory performance by the Millennium graduates of "Betty CarterÆs Jazz Ahead," a residency program.

Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead

Hear tomorrow's stars today in a jammin' celebratory performance by the Millennium graduates of "Betty CarterÆs Jazz Ahead," a residency program.

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