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2019 marks the 10th year of service to the Charlotte community for JazzArts Charlotte, formerly Jazz Arts Initiative. We are proud to continue our work as the premiere jazz organization in Charlotte with our focus on community enrichment through quality music education, live performances, and musician support.

In the past decade JazzArts Charlotte has grown into one of Charlotte’s most celebrated non-profit arts and education institutions. Our goal is to continue to serve this treasured community for many years to come.

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Jun 26 - 27

Emily Braden sings Ella Fitzgerald POSTPONED

Songs made memorable by the most popular American singer for half a century, sung by one of today’s hottest song stylists, creates a not-to-be-missed night of jazz.

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Jul 16

David Lail plays the music of Weather Report

One of the pre-eminent jazz-fusion groups that brought jazz and funk together, performed by North Carolina’s pre-eminent saxophonists and musical educators.

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Jul 17 - 18

John Chin reimagines the music of McCoy Tyner

New York jazz master John Chin returns to the JAZZ ROOM to share his interpretations of the music of one of the jazz world’s all-time great jazz pianists: Bill Evans.

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Aug 13

Blues Night: Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues

Last season, Mac Arnold blew the roof off THE JAZZ ROOM. He’s back with his band, Plate Full O’ Blues, to do it again.

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Charlotte Jazz Appreciation Day & International Jazz Day

April 30 is Charlotte Jazz Appreciation Day and International Jazz Day, celebrating together virtually worldwide.
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