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Behind the Lens: Photographers of the JAZZ ROOM

Meet a few of the folks that help us document moments of jazz in photo.

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The Instrument that Unlocked the Magic of Music

Every musician’s story seems to be both unique, and the same. While the journey may not have been direct, the moment each one picked up the right instrument was a turning point.

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Goodbye Spirit Square – JazzArts Charlotte Finds a New Arts Space

With the closing of Spirit Square this month, JazzArts Charlotte has new mailing and physical addresses, and a new opportunity to collaborate.

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The Impact of Lady Day, Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday had a short but action-packed life, often sensationalized in movies that focus on the drama rather than the impact of her music. In preparation for the Billie Holiday JAZZ ROOM tribute, we spoke with vocalist Melissa Morgan and Harlem Legend Bill Saxton about the amazing “Lady Day”.

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The Year of the Bird

This year marks the 101st birthday of Charlie Parker, nicknamed “Bird.” This jazz saxophonist’s legacy was marked with such action and influence that it is amazing to realize he only lived to age 35.

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