Jazz at Victoria Yards Summer Series – August
August 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
JazzArts Charlotte wraps up our outdoor summer series at Victoria Yards in uptown Charlotte In partnership with Charlotte Center City Partners. This outdoor series of shows served as our kickoff to live jazz, featuring a variety of the region’s top jazz musicians, to rock the stage at uptown Victoria Yards.
We are thrilled to present Robyn Springer with a versatile and sultry style known to transport audiences from church pews to Delta juke joints to downtown jazz cafes, we’ve enjoyed Robin Springer a few times in the JAZZ ROOM, including the 2020 Holiday Edition and August 2019 Stevie Wonder tribute. Her latest album, The Acoustic Project, is an eclectic collaboration with guitarist and songwriter Greg Cagle.
We are also excited to bring you Dreamroot, a Durham-based musical collective that combines pre-written and improvised sections, melding R&B forms with modern jazz solos that all fit nicely into the length of a longish pop song.” Dreamroot released their debut album Phases in May of 2020, hoping to put out positive energy during a dark time. Members: Theous Jones (drums), Serena Wiley (saxophone/flute/spoken word/vocals), Ittai Korman (acoustic and electric bass), Lynn Grissett (trumpet) and Joe MacPhail (piano and keyboards).
The JazzArts Youth All-Stars start off the night, showcasing the future stars of jazz right here in Charlotte. This group includes Gustavo Cruz, Samuel David, Trey Tarzia, Holland Majors & Olivia Ratliff.
Food trucks will be on hand for all of your refreshment needs while enjoying the music, including Hip Hop Smoothie, Sandra Lee’s Country Kitchen, Marlie Q Caribbean and Resident Culture Brewing.. Some chairs will be available – you are encouraged to bring your own if desired.
Victoria Yards is located at 408 North Tryon Street, 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.
PLEASE NOTE: According with the new COVID local and national recommendations, and to ensure the safety of all, masks will be required by all attendees, regardless of vaccination status.
Watch this mini-documentary to get a sense of the excitement and fun we’ve shared with audiences all summer summer long. Don’t miss this last summer show
Partners include: Charlotte Center City Partners, Arts & Science Council, North Carolina Arts Council, Knight Foundation & O’s Place Jazz.