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JAZZ LIVES HERE

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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Trumpet Summit

Sep 20 - 21

JAZZ ROOM Special Edition: Trumpet Summit

Back by popular demand, this explosive show will feature your favorite jazz classics performed by an assortment of five of the southeast region’s top jazz trumpeters.

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Oct 18 - 19

Ernest Turner plays Thelonious Monk

Award-winning pianist and composer Ernest Turner performs a tribute in celebration of jazz legend and North Carolina native Thelonious Monk’s 102nd birthday.

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Nov 21

Return of Gypsy Jazz: Andy Page plays Django Reinhardt

Guitarist Andy Page and his quartet of strings return with their high energy classic gypsy jazz swing made famous by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt.

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Nov 22 - 23

Vanessa Ferguson sings Nina Simone

Greensboro-based vocalist recently seen on NBC’s competition “The Voice”, Vanessa Ferguson returns with her band for a special Jazz Room celebration, honoring the legacy of legendary North Carolina singer and pianist Nina Simone.

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JazzArts Charlotte announces new preschool program

New JazzArts Charlotte website, built by local company Big Sushi, wins two design awards.
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