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Raised on jazz

High School senior Lovell Bradford Jr has had a memorable month. He received 3rd place in the coveted Loonis McGlohon Young Jazz Artist Competition and Wynton Marsalis knows him by first name. With a scholarship to UNC Greensboro in music, he is looking forward to keep up the momentum. Meanwhile, his experiences in music at his age are inspiration for all of us.

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The power to unite us and teach us

Recently, UNCG student and JazzArts Charlotte alumni Julia Whalen was honored to interview a musical hero, Herbie Hancock. We take this opportunity to discover Julia’s journey in music and beyond.

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Ben Tozier

Student Ben Tozier Describes the Development of Confidence

Ben Tozier moved to Charlotte as a sophomore in high school, and has been a Youth Ensemble student ever since.

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Holland Majors

Jazz Requires a Different Kind of Thinking

Holland Majors doesn’t remember not playing an instrument. When he was young, he wanted to bang on drums like his dad does.

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Veronica Leahy

About Veronica Leahy

I played mostly classical saxophone until I decided I wanted to start jazz seriously in the 7th grade. I joined JAI the next year, and I’ve been enjoying it ever since!

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