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Swing States: An Evening of Jazz and Voting Rights

Regina Carter, joined by multi-GRAMMY award winning musicians John Daversa (trumpet, flugelhorn) and Kabir Sehgal (bass, percussion), will perform pieces from the newly released album “Swing States: Harmony in the Battleground” live in a virtual performance hosted by the Indianapolis Propylaeum on Thursday, October 29 beginning at 7 p.m.

The program will include performances , discussion, and live Q&A about the album, it’s impact, and the importance of voting and voting rights in what may be the most consequential election of our time. The album also includes musicians Harvey Mason (drums) and Jon Batiste (piano) who leads the house band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The album features reimagined jazz renditions of official (and some unofficial) songs from battleground states that may determine the election, including “Swanee River” and “Rocky Mountain High.” Carter, from Detroit, includes “Dancing in the Streets” to represent Michigan and the civil rights anthem “We Shall Overcome.”

The program is free to the public but registration is required at

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Promotional Sponsor: Judith & Co.

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