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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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May 19

Emmet Cohen FREE Jazz Workshop

JazzArts Charlotte presents multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen, for a FREE jazz workshop, in conjunction with his JAZZ ROOM weekend performances.

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May 20 - 21

Emmet Cohen Trio Pays Homage to Piano Greats

Harlem-based Emmet Cohen Trio makes their Charlotte debut performing selections from Cohen’s latest album “Future Stride”, paying homage to Piano Greats of yesterday, with an innovative modern spin.

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Jun 4

JazzArts Latin Jazz Nuestro Tiempo Youth Ensembles Spring 2022 Performance

Introducing Charlotte’s newest Latin jazz sensation, JazzArts Nuestro Tiempo Youth Ensemble- debut performance June 4 at Camp North End.

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Jun 9 - 10

Tatiana Eva-Marie sings Django’s Caravan

Brooklyn-based French Jazz vocalist Tatiana Eva-Marie and her quartet honors the legacy of Gypsy jazz legend Django Reinhardt, taking you on a vintage musical journey back to early twentieth-century Paris.

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‘Passing on the legacy’: JazzArts Academy keeps Latin jazz alive

“Preserving Latin Jazz! That’s the goal of the free Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble program launched by JazzArts Charlotte this Spring”, announces John Le, covering the program in a recent article by Queen City News.
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