Jazz at Victoria Yards Summer Series July
July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
YES, the sun is out and the show is ON! See you soon!
July continues the outdoor summer series Jazz at Victoria Yards in uptown Charlotte In partnership with Charlotte Center City Partners showcasing a variety of the region’s top jazz musicians and genres, to rock the stage at uptown Victoria Yards.
At 8:00, in anticipation of a fiery sunset, we’ll spice it up with the Jazziando Latin Jazz Quintet. Led by Percussionist Billy Marrero, they will perform instrumental Latin Jazz with Brazilian infused rhythms, a drum beat beyond the generic salsa, jazzy versatility and a rock heavy Cuban downbeat. Sit back and enjoy their sound, or get on the dance floor moving to the mambos. Musicians include: Billy Marrero on #percussion, Pako Santiago on #bongos, Matthew Parunak on #trombone, Christian Velez on #congas, Phil Merritt on #keyboard, Rafael Perez on #vocals, Darrion Keck on #trumpet, and Jason Peter Gabriel on #bass.
At 6:45, The Ariel Pocock Trio brings us a set of traditional jazz, in her own voice. Ariel Pocock’s music has a “true facility for…sinewy jazz piano [and] breezy, achingly plain-spoken vocal chops…” (Seattle Times). Ariel has recorded 3 albums and we’ve enjoyed Ariel at the Jazz Festival and in the JAZZ ROOM several times, including the 2019 Holiday Edition Piano Night and March 2019 Women in Jazz. This trio will feature Ariel Pocock on vocals and keyboard, Keith Ganz on guitar, and Alex Boneham on bass. They will be performing a mix of jazz standards and modern compositions, an intimate trio covering a little Sam Rivers, Cole Porter, Mel Torme and more.
At 6:00, we’ll start off the evening with the JazzArts Youth All-Stars to showcase the future stars of jazz right here in Charlotte. This group includes Gustavo Cruz, Samuel David, & Olivia Ratliff
Doors open at 5:00. Food trucks will be on hand for all of your refreshment needs thanks to Charlotte Center City Partners – Hip Hop Smoothie, Marlie Q, 22 Street Kitchen, and Resident Culture Brewing – and you are welcome to bring your own (no alcoholic beverages or glass containers please). Some chairs will be available – you are encouraged to bring your own if desired.
408 North Tryon Street
uptown Charlotte, NC 28202
An outdoor venue located in uptown Charlotte, across the street from Duckworth’s at the corner of N. Tryon St. and 7th St. There is close parking along the street, and in 7th Street Station, and it is an easy walk from the train.
Note: According with the current COVID local and national guidelines, masking and social distancing are open to your own individual comfort level for those who are vaccinated.
CLTure has provided a little more about the scene you can expect for our summer.
Partners include: Charlotte Center City Partners, Arts & Science Council, North Carolina Arts Council, Knight Foundation & O’s Place Jazz.