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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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Dec 13

JAZZ ROOM Holiday Edition: Piano Night, the Music of Vince Guaraldi

A holiday classic back by popular demand, join us for the music of legendary composer Vince Guaraldi.

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Jan 17

Discovering NC Jazz Legends Part 3: John Coltrane

In anticipation of a weekend of music, join guest musician Phillip Whack to discuss the life and music of saxophonist John Coltrane.

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Jan 17 - 18

Phillip Whack plays John Coltrane: The Impulse Years

The Los Angeles-based saxophonist Phillip Whack re-imagines the music from Coltrane’s timeless Impulse Recordings, including the albums “A Love Supreme”, Crescent”, John Coltrane Quartet plays, and more.

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Feb 13

The Music of Brazil with the Duda Lucena Quartet

Brazilian-born guitarist and vocalist Duda Lucena and his quartet heat up the JAZZ ROOM for one special night of music devoted to his homeland Brazil.

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NC Year of Music: Celebrating local jazz legends

Starting this month, Charlotte has the opportunity to rediscover jazz greats from our own back yard.
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