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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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Aug 6

Live from Crown presents a JazzArts Academy Alumni Jam

Tune in to Facebook Live Thursday Night to hear the JazzArts Academy Alumni Jam.

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Aug 13

Blues Night: Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues POSTPONED

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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Aug 14 - 15

Melissa Morgan sings the music of Billie Holiday POSTPONED

Melissa Morgan, a New York jazz club regular, shares her reimagining of the music of one of the singers who she looked up to when she started, the great Billie Holiday.

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Sep 10

Special Edition: Tenor Madness POSTPONED

What do you get when you put five tenors in a room? An explosion of sound bursting the walls. The battle of the tenor sax, back in the JAZZ ROOM.

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Lonnie and Ocie Davis have built a community through music with JazzArts Charlotte

For a decade now, JazzArts Charlotte (formerly JazzArts Initiative) has built up and bolstered the jazz music community here in the Queen City. "“I think the arts are an absolute necessity in education. The arts make a person complete, they make society complete."
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