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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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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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