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The Impact of Lady Day, Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday had a short but action-packed life, often sensationalized in movies that focus on the drama rather than the impact of her music. In preparation for the Billie Holiday JAZZ ROOM tribute, we spoke with vocalist Melissa Morgan and Harlem Legend Bill Saxton about the amazing “Lady Day”.

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John Dillard, “Bassist of the Stars”

Bassist John Dillard is described by many as “one of the funkiest”. This 2 time Grammy Award winning bassist grew up in NY and considers NC his home.

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Zach Wheeler, Menastree, and the Charlotte jazz scene

Local jazz saxophonist Zach Wheeler describes the Charlotte jazz scene right now, and where band Menastree fits in.

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Jazz and humanity, a discussion about 2021 with trumpeter Sean Jones

International jazz trumpeter Sean Jones about his view of the future of jazz.

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JAZZ ROOM Holiday Edition Musicians Share their Holiday Hopes

This holiday season, the JAZZ ROOM is bringing together nine musicians to share their music in an online holiday performance.   We sat down with several of them to talk about the holidays and their music.

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