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Kenny Barron smiling in a suit and tie; Regina Carter in orange jacket plays her violin. Photos by Philippe Lévy-Stab and Jeff Dunn.

Kenny Barron & Regina Carter Duo

Kenny Barron & Regina Carter Duo

Saturday, October 29
8pm in Stewart Theatre
$35-$40 | $8 NC State Students | $15 Faculty/Staff
Pre-Show Talk with Kenny and Regina at 7pm
in Talley Room 3222

If you prefer to buy your tickets in person, the box office will be open one hour before showtime for cashless sales. You can also make an appointment with Ticket Central by emailing

About the Event

Jazz legends Regina Carter and Kenny Barron have each headlined concerts on our stage and now they’re coming together for an intimate yet epic duet of violin and piano.

These two prolific artists are stewarding jazz into the next generation, melding the past with the future for our 50th anniversary season.

Violinist Regina Carter is a recipient of the MacArthur “genius” award and a Doris Duke Artist Award, as well as a three-time Pulitzer Prize jurist. She has thrilled NC State LIVE audiences six times over the course of our history with her breathtaking jazz violin. The Los Angeles Times  calls her, “a talented, charismatic player who is almost single-handedly reviving interest in the violin as a jazz instrument.”

Honored by the National Endowment for the Arts as a 2010 Jazz Master, Kenny Barron has mesmerized our audiences with his elegant playing and infectious rhythms. Jazz Weekly calls him “the most lyrical piano player of our time,” and, of course, we agree.

Regina Carter creates music that is “breathtakingly daring”

-Time Magazine

Kenny Barron is “one of the top jazz pianists in the world

-Los Angeles Times


NC State LIVE strives to make our programming accessible to everyone. If you have an access need or an accommodation request, please email Liza Green, associate director at Learn more about accessibility at NC State LIVE.

Protect the Pack

NC State LIVE is fully committed to the health and wellness of our campus, community and artists and will be following all public health and NC State University’s Community Standards as of the date of the event. This could include changes to capacity, attendance prerequisites and other protective measures. 

Face coverings are not required inside our theatres. Although face coverings are not required, you are encouraged to wear them if you feel more comfortable or safer doing so. In addition, Stewart Theatre has a state-of-the-art UV filtration system, extra hand sanitizing stations and paperless ticketing. In the event that a performance is cancelled, all tickets will be fully refunded.