Valentine’s Day Concert with Regina Carter and Xavier Davis

Renowned jazz artists Regina Carter and Xavier Davis will present an evening of Valentine’s Day-inspired tunes beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, in Varner Recital Hall on the campus of Oakland University (OU). “I’m very excited to welcome Xavier Davis to my alma mater, and I look forward to sharing the stage with him on Valentine’s Day,” said Carter, OU’s artist-in-residence. Born in Detroit, Carter studied at the Center for Creative Studies and the New England … [Read more...]

Regina Carter and Thornetta Davis Come to Oakland University

Oakland University (OU) Jazz Band to welcome Regina Carter and Thornetta Davis  Oakland University’s artist-in-residence, renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter (BA ’85) and “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues” Thornetta Davis will join the OU Jazz Band to present “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Stuff Smith” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 2 in Varner Recital Hall. “This is a very special performance that allows the Oakland University Jazz Band, as well as the entire OU community, to … [Read more...]