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.
How many times have we heard Lonnie say, “Jazz makes you thirsty. So feel free to go to the bar even in the middle of a song, and John will take care of you.” But John is a man of many talents in the truest sense.
In catching up with a few of the All-Stars, we hear an echo of our own state of mind, and can capture a sense of encouragement. They each describe this summer as a combination of relaxing and revealing.
For a decade now, JazzArts Charlotte (formerly JazzArts Initiative) has built up and bolstered the jazz music community here in the Queen City. "“I think the arts are an absolute necessity in education. The arts make a person complete, they make society complete."