Tag: jazz history
More than ever, we need a way to connect, an opportunity to unite, a way to turn from the past and look at the future, a celebration of the joys of life – this just described Mardi Gras. The rhythmic heartbeat of the season of Carnival, enjoyed each year locally, famously in New Orleans, and around the globe, has become jazz. This month, we explore that beat.
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.
“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.
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.