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Preserving the Essence of a Jazz Culture – Preservation Hall

This month, Conversations with Curtis welcomes Ben Jaffe, Creative Director at Preservation Hall. JazzArts Charlotte has celebrated our holiday at the JAZZ ROOM with the Preservation Hall All-Stars several times to sold-out crowds.   They know how to bring the house down with their New Orleans traditional jazz sound.  But there is much more to Preservation Hall.

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The Quest for Freedom – Jazz and the American Civil Rights Movement

The tradition of jazz was a natural soundtrack for the American Civil Rights Movement, and is still.

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Connecting to Jazz Virtually

More than ever, as we stay within our walls, this desire to connect stands out. Here are a few ways to stay connected to jazz from your couch.

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Our Lessons from the Master, Ellis Marsalis

The legacy of Ellis Marsalis lives on in the many people that he inspired. Ocie and I are two of those lucky people.

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Notes on the love of jazz from a volunteer

Anything that brings people together across boundaries, delivers pure ecstasy and pisses off Nazis is my kind of music.

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