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Welcoming New Board Members to the Jazz Community

Get to know new Board members Kris Kellog and Joseph Smith.

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Dr. Kelsey Klotz, on Brubeck, Brahms & 1959

We welcome our newest faculty member, Dr. Kelsey Klotz, who will be leading the Jazz Appreciation online workshop.  Dr. Klotz is a lecturer in UNC Charlotte’s Department of Art & Art History, a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University  a Ph.D. in Musicology with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, with a piano concentration.  We caught up to Kelsey to talk about her background and her choice of topic for this class.

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The Evolution of Music During Quarantine

One jazz patron asks: what will we gain from this experience? Our musicians answer.

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Students Finding the Music Again

Jazz educators share how they are helping motivate their students as we all face isolation, fear, and boredom.

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A 10 year spotlight on the jazz musicians of Charlotte

When Lonnie and Ocie arrived 10 years ago, they recognized the incredible quality of local jazz as the best kept secret in Charlotte. In that time, the goal has been to shine a spotlight on what was already in our midst.

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