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Lonnie Davis

President & CEO / Co-founder

Born in Landstuhl, Germany, Davis has proud 300-year-old Louisiana Creole roots in her home of New Orleans. Following Hurricane Katrina, Davis and her family relocated to Charlotte, NC, where she became President/CEO and Co-founder of the 501(c)3 education and presenting organization, JazzArts Charlotte (JazzArts). Davis began studying music at an early age and had the privilege of attending Louisiana’s prestigious arts conservatory, NOCCA (New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts), where her passion for jazz was cultivated.

Ron Baldwin

Chief Financial & Operating Officer

Heidi Weatherspoon, MPA, CFRE

Development Director

Patrick Brown

Education Director

Joseph Riggi

Digital Content Manager

Destinee Charles, MBA

Administrative Program Coordinator

David Butler

Marketing Director

Meet Our Educators

JazzArts Academy programs are led by many of the Charlotte region’s most experienced music educators. These professional musicians and teaching artists offer extensive and diverse experience in the jazz education field and provide students of all ages enriched learning opportunities.  Click here to learn about them.  

Career Opportunities:


Marketing Internships

Do you enjoy jazz and wish to expand your experience in marketing? JazzArts Charlotte is searching for a few talented communications and social media marketers that will play an integral part in developing our message and engage our audiences. The successful candidate will create content, participate in outreach and promotion, and conduct analysis. and is well organized, creative, and experienced in managing a variety of tasks with excellent customer service skills. This part-time unpaid internship reports to the Marketing Director.  Job description and details:  Social Media InternCommunications Intern.

Administrative Internship

Do you enjoy jazz and wish to expand your experience in nonprofit administration? JazzArts Charlotte is searching for an intern that will assist with our daily programs that serve educators, cultural arts patrons, students, musicians and individuals dedicated to the continued development of Charlotte’s arts heritage.  The successful candidate will get the opportunity to assist our organization in daily management of our programs, administrative tasks, and more.  Job description and details.

Contact Us

You can reach any of our team by calling the office at 704-334-3900 or emailing

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