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Discovering the Joy of Gypsy Jazz

We swing into the heat of summer this June with the swing of hot house jazz, “jazz manouche”, today known better as gypsy jazz. Learn how the style evolved and why it is relevant today.

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Emmet Cohen’s Approach to Jazz

Emmet Cohen has been a recognized powerhouse of music. In the midst of touring, he continues the online “Live at Emmet’s Place” series, and keeps jazz education at the forefront. We caught up with Emmet before the JAZZ ROOM to get a more personal sense of his inspirations and motivations.

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Donald Harrison Jr: Saxophonist, Big Chief, NEA Jazz Master, and Improvisational “Genius”

Donald Harrison Jr. is considered master of every era of jazz, soul, funk, and classical music.

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JazzArts All-Stars Youth on Stage

We caught up with the five members of the JazzArts All-Star Youth Ensemble recently at a performance for the Women in Business Awards by the Charlotte Business Journal. I asked them to describe their continued musical journey as JazzArts All-Star members.

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The Voice of Milton Suggs

JazzArts Charlotte catches up with jazz vocalist Milton Suggs in anticipation of his upcoming visit to the JAZZ ROOM.

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