Lonnie Davis has been a part of the Jazz Education Network (JEN) for ten years, announcing this year her leadership role as President-Elect for the Board of Directors. This unique global organization is holding its annual conference, “The JEN Experience” this week online, and perhaps because of that, is as valuable as it has ever been.
During this month of giving, Share Charlotte is recognizing JazzArts Charlotte nonprofit “Rockstar” supporter Ron Baldwin through their monthly spotlight series. Ron is one of 29 nominees who will be featured by Share Charlotte on Instagram throughout the month.
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.
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.
You’ve seen their faces in the JAZZ ROOM and they have been hard at work for the past several years ensuring the growth of our mission. This past year, celebrating our 10 year anniversary, has highlighted the amazing results that the board is instrumental in delivering.