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Today, Ron Carter — known as “Maestro” to some, a certified “jazz deity” (NYT) to others, and jazz history’s most prolific bassist to all — turns 85 years old. The celebrations are just getting started, with features on NPR’s All Things Considered and a performance for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concerts. 

On May 10, 2022, the life and music of Ron Carter — the iconic GRAMMY-winning double bassist who is among jazz music’s most prolific and celebrated band leaders and sidemen — will be fêted at a one-night-only 85th birthday celebration filled with music and memories at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.

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