Regina Carter Quintet, October 13-15, 8/9:30pm
Violinist Regina Carter is a highly original and gifted soloist who has captured the attention of heavyweights like Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige and Elliott Sharp, each having used her on their recordings. Filmmaker Ken Burns also put Ms. Carter’s talents to good use on his soundtrack for The Civil War. Additionally, the Detroit native made quite a splash in the jazz world after relocating to New York and going on to work with artists such as Max Roach, Tom Harrell, Kenny Barron, Oliver Lake and Wynton Marsalis. Some of her more acclaimed CDs include I’ll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey, Motor City Moments and Paganini: After a Dream.
The Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., CC, 310.271.9039, www.jazzbakery.org, $30
Ten Musicians “Listen and Play” (part of the Wake Up with the Waves Concert Series for kids), October 14, 9-11am
Here’s a chance for those short (but cute!) aspiring musicians in your home to get a little jam time without the neighbors complaining. This Saturday, your future Dave Matthews or Liz Phair can really let their freak flag fly while playing with seasoned local musicians in an informal and friendly super jam session! Yes, once again, our beloved Santa Monica Pier is hosting its weekly “Wake Up with the Waves Concert”. All the coolest kids will be there, taking the rockin’ to a whole ‘nother level! Don’t miss out.
Santa Monica Pier Central Plaza, 310.458.8900, www.santamonicapier.org, free