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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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Jul 8 - 9

Grammy Winning Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts All-Star Quartet

Best known for his work with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, the Grammy-winning master drummer and composer performs from his recent works of modern jazz, joined by his all-star quartet.

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Jul 9

Jeff “Tain” Watts FREE Jazz Workshop

JazzArts Charlotte presents Grammy-winning jazz drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts, for a FREE jazz workshop, in conjunction with his JAZZ ROOM weekend performances.

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Aug 12 - 13

Tenor Madness

Four tenor saxophonists walk into a room…back by popular demand! You don’t want to miss this evening of tenor madness delivered by a cast of the top players from the region and beyond.

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Sep 2 - 3

Pedrito Martinez, the Sound of Cuba

Havana-born Latin Jazz superstar, percussionist Pedrito Martinez delivers the vibrant Afro-Cuban sounds to the JAZZ ROOM Stage along with his powerhouse ensemble, performing his captivating traditional and high-energy dance worthy grooves.

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JazzArts Charlotte Music Camp, Francene Marie Show Interview with Lonnie Davis

"If you can play jazz you can really play anything." The entertaining and informative Francene Marie Show sat down with Lonnie Davis to talk about the importance of jazz, education, and the upcoming JazzArts Music Camp.
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