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2020 Jazz Grammy Winners – Triumph Amidst the Controversy

It’s no secret that this year’s Grammy awards were mired in controversy, prior to the presentation of a single trophy.

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A decade of visionaries

October 10 years ago, JazzArts Charlotte became official by electing its first Board of Directors. These individuals tell a story of dreams and determination.

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The Trumpet: the brashest of the brass

Even in the bible, when God wanted the people to really pay attention, they didn’t blow a saxophone – they blew a trumpet. The trumpet. The first “star” instrument of jazz

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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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