Alvester Garnett

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Alvester Garnett (born July 17, 1970, in Richmond, Virginia)[1] is an American jazz drummer who, among many other productions, has appeared on Great Performances on PBS in a tribute to Kurt Weill. Garnett has played with Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter, Regina Carter, Clark Terry, Pharoah Saunders, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Teddy Edwards, James Carter, Cyrus Chestnut, Charenee Wade, Lou Donaldson, Benny Golson, Al Grey, Rodney Jones, and Sherman Irby, among others.[1]

He currently lives in Maywood, New Jersey with his wife, jazz violinist Regina Carter.[2]


With James Carter


  1. ^ a b Kennedy, Gary (2002). "Garnett, Alvester (Caroll)". In Barry Kernfeld. The new Grove dictionary of jazz, vol. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 16. ISBN 1561592846. 
  2. ^ Varty, Alexander. "Regina Carter digs at the deep roots of her family tree", The Georgia Straight, April 16, 2014. Accessed May 17, 2016. "'I’m 73 percent West African, 13 percent Finnish, and the rest is from other European areas,' she explains, on the line from the Maywood, New Jersey, home she shares with her drummer husband, Alvester Garnett."

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