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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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Collegiate-Level Instruction for Young Budding Musicians

The key to the success of JazzArts Academy: the instructors.

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John Dillard, “Bassist of the Stars”

Bassist John Dillard is described by many as “one of the funkiest”. This 2 time Grammy Award winning bassist grew up in NY and considers NC his home.

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Zach Wheeler, Menastree, and the Charlotte jazz scene

Local jazz saxophonist Zach Wheeler describes the Charlotte jazz scene right now, and where band Menastree fits in.

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Jazz through History, for Jazz Appreciation Month

For Jazz Appreciation Month this year, we’re taking a look back at key moments in jazz history.

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