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Why Study Jazz?

As we prepare to begin our Fall 2022 programs, Education Director Patrick Brown shares some thoughts on why studying jazz is important. Two elements that are unique to jazz are the recognition of American history and the value of self-expression.

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What does Jazz Mean to You?

Jazz Appreciation Month is here and we’re asking you what jazz means to the community of Charlotte.

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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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