Remembering Fat Tuesday's and Betty Carter

Tribeca Performing Art Center’s Lost Jazz Shrines series is dedicated to restoring the memory of legendary New York City jazz venues thorough remembrance and celebration. The legacy of jazz venue Fat Tuesday’s and legendary performer Betty Carter (at right) will be celebrated on Friday, May 4, at 8:30 pm. The concert will be preceded by a free panel at 7 pm featuring a conversation with Marc Cary (Musical Director) and Willard Jenkins (Artistic Director of Jazz Programming) about his experience with Betty, including his Fat Tuesday debut performance with Betty, and her enduring influence.

Tickets are $30 for the concert ($20 for seniors and students). Tickets can be purchased by calling Ticketing Services at (212) 220-1460 or online at

Tribeca Performing Art Center is at 199 Chambers St.

Scheduled to perform:

Marc Cary (Musical Director/Piano) 
Marc Cary spent several years as Betty Carter’s pianist-music director.

Former members of Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead (a program for young musicians) will commemorate the great Betty Carter:

Addison Frei, Arcolis Sandoval – Piano

Diego Ramirez – Drums

Barry Stephenson – Bass

Charles Turner – Vocals

Betty Carter Band Alumni (musicians who played with Betty) to perform:

Clarence Penn – Drums

Curtis Lundy – Bass

Kenyatta Beasley – Trumpet

JD Allen – Saxophone

Taharqa Patterson – Vocals

Marc Cary – Piano

Performers are subject to change.