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JAZZ ROOM Holiday Edition Musicians Share their Holiday Hopes

This holiday season, the JAZZ ROOM is bringing together nine musicians to share their music in an online holiday performance.   We sat down with several of them to talk about the holidays and their music.

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Welcoming New Board Members to the Jazz Community

Get to know new Board members Kris Kellog and Joseph Smith.

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Dr. Kelsey Klotz, on Brubeck, Brahms & 1959

We welcome our newest faculty member, Dr. Kelsey Klotz, who will be leading the Jazz Appreciation online workshop.  Dr. Klotz is a lecturer in UNC Charlotte’s Department of Art & Art History, a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University  a Ph.D. in Musicology with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, with a piano concentration.  We caught up to Kelsey to talk about her background and her choice of topic for this class.

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A Bartender’s Story with a Twist: Profile of JP

How many times have we heard Lonnie say, “Jazz makes you thirsty. So feel free to go to the bar even in the middle of a song, and John will take care of you.” But John is a man of many talents in the truest sense.

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The Evolution of Music During Quarantine

One jazz patron asks: what will we gain from this experience? Our musicians answer.

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