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JazzArts Charlotte new website wins International awards

July 2019 – JazzArts Charlotte launches a new award-winning website to celebrate 10 years of jazz in Charlotte. Showcasing a new name and look, this new mobile-friendly website highlights all the enriching ways JazzArts Charlotte has become part of the community.

Within three months of the launch, the new website received two coveted awards for non-profit website design/development: the Silver Muse Award and the Gold Hermes Award. The Silver Muse Award is an international competition that recognizes creative professionals who inspire through design. The Gold Hermes Award, judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, honors creators of traditional and emerging media. The JazzArts Charlotte site was distinguished for its brand strength as well as external and internal ease of use.

The JazzArts Charlotte website was built through the generous partnerships of both Arts and Science Council and Big Sushi, a local web development and digital marketing company. “We’re grateful that such a skilled organization shares our passion for bringing jazz to a broader community,” says Lonnie Davis, JazzArts Charlotte CEO. Big Sushi partners with clients to help tell their stories, and they believe that strong graphic design is critical.

In the past 10 years, JazzArts Charlotte has become known as the place to find good jazz in Charlotte. The company focuses on community enrichment through music education, live performances, and musician support. At this important milestone, the organization wanted a website that demonstrated the organizations fresh new brand and commitment to expanding into the next 10 years.

Big Sushi had exactly the expertise needed to bring JazzArts Charlotte’s vision to life digitally. “Big Sushi was so easy to work with, guiding us through the process and offering their technical and design expertise at every step.”

Visit today to learn more about JazzArts Charlotte.

About JazzArts Charlotte
JazzArts Charlotte (formerly Jazz Arts Initiative), is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the promotion, education, preservation of jazz and related art forms in the greater Charlotte region. Started in 2009, the organization is comprised of arts patrons, educators, performing jazz artists, business leaders, and volunteers. Their mission focuses on three program development areas: Jazz Education, Performance, and Musician Support. These three elements were established to help nurture a future audience and preserve the tradition of this great American Art Form, Jazz. For more information, visit the award-winning website, and follow JAZZARTS Charlotte on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Big Sushi
Big Sushi is a web development, digital marketing and analytic company that strives to create visually appealing websites and creative solutions to a strategic approach to maximize your marketing. The partnership with Big Sushi includes monitoring your progress, and constantly evolving and adapting to trends. They combine creative design with programming that is tailored to users and optimized for search engines. Campaigns are backed by analytical information so they can evaluate what’s working and what needs improvement. For more information, visit and bring your website to life.

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