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More than a music camp

“We have five days to turn on the light bulb and get these students excited about jazz,” quipped Camp instructor, Dr. Michael Hackett. JazzArts Music Camp is about two things: building skills and building relationships.

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Music can bloom unexpectedly

“I decided to focus on music late. So I never envisioned myself at Julliard or playing with folks like Wynton Marsalis, “ says Sean Mason. Sean, a Charlottean and JazzArts Ensemble alumnus, indicates his musical career success has been unexpected. His offers insight to the future of jazz and our students.

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Apr 2019 Jazz Appreciation Mo poster

April Jazz Appreciation Month: Jazz Beyond Borders

The Smithsonian Museum of American History created this celebration in 2001 to recognize the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz. As we celebrate the only truly American musical art form, this month we focus on the power of music to unite people.

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Hazel Scott

Unsung Women of Jazz – Hazel Scott

I must admit, it did my jazzy little heart good to hear Alicia Keys give a shout out to Hazel Scott during her impressive dual piano stint on the 61st Grammy Awards.

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Dupree Bolton

Obscure Trumpet Masters – Dupree Bolton

“If things had worked out right for [Dupree] he could have been one of the most important trumpet players of our time.”

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