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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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An introduction to the “Trane”: John Coltrane, local and national jazz legend

The recorded career of John Coltrane as a leader, breaks essentially, into three distinct phases. The surprising commercial appeal of the saxophone-driven title track of the album “My Favorite Things”, led to Trane’s third – Impulse Records. It was artistically successful, albeit commercially mixed.

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Hearing a voice through the rain

in 2017, Vanessa was coming off a South American tour, when she received a phone call out of the blue, from The Voice.

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About finding your voice

Remember that moment in school that terrified you? For Dawn Anthony, it was 4th grade and it was the moment she discovered her voice.

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Pursuit of a passion

Success does not happen overnight, rather it is a process over a lifetime, says saxophonist Steve Wilson. His long list of accomplishments include over 150 recordings, tours all over the U.S and Europe, a teaching position at Juilliard, and his most recent album release. He says he continues to captivate audiences because he continues to learn and grow.

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