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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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Summer Internships with a Twist

It’s been an unprecedented summer of jazz with the radical shifting of programs to a virtual environment and an expansion from monthly to weekly events, albeit online.  Behind the scenes, three summer interns have been a significant resource applying their fresh skill to this transition.

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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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So, What is Summer Jazz?

There’s Bop, Swing, Modal, Free, Latin, Soul and Contemporary; a category of jazz for every taste. This time of year, people often ask me this question, one that is simple but not so categorically easy: “What is Summer Jazz?” Lets explore.

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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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