Tag: JAZZ ROOM
Missing the Power of the Music
“We don’t often know how music affects the listener, soothing so many underlining issues we all carry from day to day. Musicians underestimate the power of the music we play. “ During this pandemic, musicians and audiences feel a sense of shock, trepidation, and tragedy.
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.
An introduction to the “Trane”: John Coltrane, local and national jazz legend
The recorded career of jazz legend 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.
Because the holidays is a season of family and nostalgia, we asked some of our performers to share their special traditions with us.
Gypsy jazz, where guitar is king
“Gypsy jazz is honest music,” says Andy Page, guitarist and headliner for this month’s Premiere Thursday show. “It’s accoustic qualities mean there is no hiding behind anything. It’s down to you and your bandmates.”