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The Instrument that Unlocked the Magic of Music

Every musician’s story seems to be both unique, and the same. While the journey may not have been direct, the moment each one picked up the right instrument was a turning point.

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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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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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