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JazzArts Charlotte Receives 2022 Charlotte Center City Vision Award

May 2022  —  JazzArts Charlotte will be honored with a ‘City Builders Award’ at the 2022 Vision Awards on May 26th.

The Vision Awards, presented by Charlotte Center City Partners, recognize the contributions of individuals, businesses, and organizations that are making the Center City more vibrant and extraordinary.   There are three categories of award – Vision, City Builder, and Trailblazer – all intended to recognize people and places that exemplify remarkable vision and make a difference in the city’s ongoing transformation.

“We are delighted to honor JazzArts Charlotte at the 2022 Center City Vision Awards for ensuring jazz has a home in our community through quality education and youth engagement, performance and musician support, and elevating the art form of jazz throughout Charlotte,” said Michael J. Smith, president and CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners. “The sounds and energy that these musicians bring to Uptown make our urban core a more vibrant and memorable place.”

“JazzArts Charlotte is honored to receive this tremendous acknowledgment and grateful for the ongoing work of Charlotte Center City Partners, especially in these recent transitional years. Partnering on programs like Jazz at Victoria Yards, Charlotte SHOUT!, and the innovative digital performance of ‘We Insist!’ on the Black Lives Matter mural allows us to together, offer extraordinary creative experiences for the Charlotte community. We couldn’t ask for a more meaningful community partnership,” highlights Lonnie Davis, JazzArts Charlotte CEO and Co-founder.

JazzArts Charlotte is thrilled to be among the following short list of 2022 Vision Award Winners

Vision Award: Darrell Williams
City Builders Award:  Crescent Communities, Stonewall Station, Innovation Fund, & Jazz Arts Charlotte
Trailblazers Award:   Center City YMCAs & ACSM Design + Build

The 2022 Center City Vision Awards will take place Thursday, May 26, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center.  Always a lively and fun evening with strong attendance by Charlotte’s corporate, government and community leaders, the Vision Awards will be presented by the Center for Creative Leadership, Novant Health, and Wells Fargo.

If you would like to celebrate Jazz Arts Charlotte and the other amazing organizations being honored by purchasing a ticket at the JazzArts Charlotte table, or a table of your own at the Center City Vision Awards, tickets are open for purchase.  Visit Charlotte Center City’s website or email Monica Ponce  for more information.

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