The Carr Center: "A Day in the Carr"

The Carr Center hosted “A Day in the Carr” residency with Robert Hurst and Friend earlier this season.   Bob’s visit kick off a great concert series Michigan’s Amazin’ Blues and Jazz.  During the day, he enthralled the young students in a master class with his playing “secrets”, insights from years as a professional musician and tidbits on getting ready for being a college musician.  It the evening, the packed house swayed, bobbed and tapped their feet to a wide range of tunes (Bob’s originals and arrangements) that showcased his incredible talent and the diversity and skills of the musicians surrounding him.  Would do the “Day in the Carr with Robert Hurst” again in a heartbeat.  There is something for everyone.

Oliver Ragsdale, Jr., President

Attention: To all presenters and booking agents!

When Robert Hurst has a project to bring to your community series or club, do NOT hesitate!  Robert has produced several transformative concerts to Kerrytown Concert House in the past few seasons!  Our audiences were truly enriched and amazed---sitting in our intimate hall and hearing world class music!  He always elicits full houses too!

Robert Hurst, of course, is likely one of the most sought after and truly beautiful bass players working today.  His connections and collaborations with the most visible and wonderful touring artists of today give him special opportunities to make important jazz events come together.  

He is also very NICE!  His wife Jill is also a wonderful person who happens to be very efficient and talented as she manages the many logistical and marketing aspects of a tour or concert engagement for Robert.

We have presented many of the great musicians of our day: Kenny Barron, Frank Foster, Freddie Cole, Fred Hersch, Bill Charlap, Sheila Jordan, Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis etc.----We include Robert Hurst in this list!

Deanna Relyea, Kerrytown Concert House, FOUNDER

Robert Hurst at the Blue Whale

"When you walk into a club you rarely see, especially these days, a packed room with music lovers, students and World Class musicians gathered together as an audience. You feel his music and its spirit hits every corner of the room. This is what Robert Hurst brings."

Joon Lee - Owner, The Blue Whale, LA, CA