Donald Harrison Jr. FREE Jazz Workshop
April 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
JazzArts Charlotte presents 2022 NEA Jazz Master, New Orleans cultural torchbearer, and saxophonist Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr., for a FREE jazz workshop, in conjunction with his JAZZ ROOM weekend performances. As a part of our Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) program offerings, JazzArts Charlotte welcomes musicians and students from the Charlotte area and beyond to learn from one of today’s most legendary jazz music educators. All skill levels, ages, and instruments are welcome.
This is an applied workshop, so bring your instrument.
Donald Harrison Jr.: A master of every era of jazz, soul, funk, and classical music, Donald Harrison Jr has created three influential styles of jazz: nouveau swing, a modern second-line, and quantum jazz. Awarded the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy, Donald Harrison Jr. is recognized as Big Chief of Congo Square in Afro-New Orleans culture, sharing that unique New Orleans jazz with the world, and mentoring artists as diverse as The Notorious Big, Jonathon Batiste, Trombone Shorty, and Esperanza Spaulding. More about Donald Harrison Jr…
“The real work you do will shine through like the sun on a clear day.” – Donald Harrison
Location: This workshop is held at the Stage Door Theater, in the midst of the JAZZ ROOM stage ambiance.
Note on COVID Policies:
Masks are optional currently at the Stage Door Theater. As an affiliate organization of Blumenthal Performing Arts, JazzArts Charlotte will be following BPA COVID-19 venue policies and safety guidelines.
Thank you to the program sponsors and supporters, who each bring jazz alive in Charlotte: Infusion Fund, Knight Foundation, Doris Duke Foundation, North Carolina Arts Council, and O’s Place Jazz.