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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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Miles Davis

Apr 25

Corey Wilkes plays Miles Davis of the 1970’s and Beyond

Chicago-based trumpeter Corey Wilkes re-imagines the music of jazz icon Miles Davis, and his innovative groove and funk sounds from the 1970’s and beyond.

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Tribute to the Music of Cuba

Apr 26 - 27

Tribute to the Music of Cuba

Led by local powerhouse Orquesta K'Che, The JAZZ ROOM will be bursting with the electrifying sound of the clave and other traditional rhythms in this exciting tribute to the music of Cuba.

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Kings Drive Art Walk

May 4 - 5

9th Annual Kings Drive Art Walk

Sharing a mission of bringing the community together by celebrating the arts, JazzArts Charlotte has participated with Festival in the Park at the Kings Drive Art Walk every year.

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JazzArts All-Star Youth Ensemble Showcase

May 23

JazzArts All-Star Youth Ensemble Showcase: Blues, Bebop and Beyond

Join us as our young ambassadors of jazz, the JazzArts All-Star Youth Ensemble, perform a special evening of music for night only. 

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Students meet Wynton Marsalis at Rebrand Kickoff April 2019

JazzArts Charlotte students get the experience of a lifetime

Remember that time in high school when you hung out with a Pulitzer Prizes winner? These JazzArts Youth Ensemble students will.
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