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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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Revealing Summer for the JazzArts All-Stars

In catching up with a few of the All-Stars, we hear an echo of our own state of mind, and can capture a sense of encouragement. They each describe this summer as a combination of relaxing and revealing.

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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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10 years of teaching students, and Charlotte

When you speak to one of the music instructors for JazzArts Charlotte, you are talking to someone with a real love of their craft. “Music is invaluable.”

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Like proud parents of a future generation

“Of all the things we are mproud of in the past 10 years, our students are at the top,” indicates Lonnie Davis. After all, the future of jazz rests in their hands.

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