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.
With a luxuriant and soulful voice ‘that warmly evokes the influence of Abbey Lincoln, Shirley Horn, Carmen McRae and other jazz greats’, New Orleans-based vocalist Stephanie Jordan sings songs of love for a warm jazz Valentine’s weekend.
The recorded career of John Coltrane as a leader, breaks essentially, into three distinct phases. The surprising commercial appeal of the saxophone-driven title track of the album "My Favorite Things", led to Trane’s third - Impulse Records. It was artistically successful, albeit commercially mixed.
Sean Mason is a piano player from Charlotte and alumni of JazzArts Academy. He's now a sophomore at Juilliard but has already played in the Jazz at Lincoln Center program and in quartets with Wynton and Branford Marsalis. "Be on the lookout for this kid."