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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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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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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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