Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz Welcomes Regina Carter Quintet

The Riverhouse on the Deschutes is honored to present Regina Carter, world-renown crown jewel of jazz violinists, as our next Mt Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz headliner February 16 and 17.

On stage with her quintet, Regina Carter followers know that her musical influences are wide ranging, including Motown, Gospel, Afro-Cuban, Swing, Bebop, and even country!  She has played with “greats of the greats” – people like Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, and Wynton Marsalis. to name just a few.  Check out this little diddy from Jazz Lugano…wonderful.

Ms. Carter received a McArthur Fellowship (“genius grant”) in 2006.  In arts circles, this is a very big deal!

When the McArthur Foundation awarded Carter a fellowship…they heralded her achievements as ‘pioneering new possibilities for the violin and jazz.’  Her music resoundingly retains its respect for jazz and classical traditions, and its creative edge”
-The Guardian

Regina is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, and has performed at many of the most esteemed venues in the world, including Lincoln Center, the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and Italy’s Teatro Carlos Felice.

Her musical influences include Motown, Gospel, Afro-Cuban, Swing, Bebop and even country. She has played with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel and Wynton Marsalis, and she has performed at many of the most esteemed venues in the world. In 2006 Carter received the rare McArthur Fellowship (“genius grant”).

Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz is all about offering our patrons an exception experience that is comparable to the world’s great jazz clubs.  We take great care when it comes to sound quality, lighting, ambiance, piano tuning (we have a real piano…a Steinway Model A), table service, great food (pre-show or during the show), fabulous cocktails (featuring Crater Lake Spirits), fine wines (featuring Stoller Family Estate), and a great selection of local craft beers.

Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz, now in its second year, is a seven-month series that runs one weekend each month, October through April. Shows are on Friday and Saturday, with Oregon’s top student ensembles opening.

The series provides a first-class music experience in an intimate setting adjacent to CURRENTS, the new restaurant inside Bend’s recently-renovated Riverhouse on the Deschutes hotel, Bend’s iconic hotel and convention center overlooking the picturesque Deschutes River.

Also, don’t forget, CURRENTS lounge now features Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz THURSDAYS — live local jazz (and, now, blues, R&B, vocalists and, next month, even a little Louisiana “swamp music” coming in February!  There is a deep pool of talent right here in Bend, so we are thrilled to be able to present live music every Thursday from 7-9pm.   And, the good news is that there is no cover.

Check out our lineup for the next few weeks.
Tickets are available now at

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