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The dilemma of funding the arts in Charlotte

“Arts brings community together.” – Lonnie Davis. Arts & Science Council is an integral part of JazzArts Charlotte 10 years of growth. In this conversation with WBTV On Your Side, Jamie Boll, Lonnie Davis and Jeep Bryant discuss what the current funding gap means to the community.

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With a Talented Quartet, Duda Lucena Tours “The Music of Brazil” with Raucous, Upbeat, & Sensuous Surprises Along the Way

The 80-minute “Music of Brazil” set included a wide assortment of Braziliana by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Djavan, and Lucena himself – and it could be accurately judged by the title of the Quartet’s one non-Brazilian excursion, the Gershwin Brothers’ “‘S Wonderful.”

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SHARE Charlotte Goodie Award Winner

Who doesn’t love a goodie? This year JazzArts Charlotte got an unexpected goodie! A SHARE Charlotte Goodie Award, that is.

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Jazz greats mentor Charlotte musician at Juilliard

Sean Mason is a piano player from Charlotte and alumni of JazzArts Academy. He’s now a sophomore at Juilliard but has already played in the Jazz at Lincoln Center program and in quartets with Wynton and Branford Marsalis. “Be on the lookout for this kid.”

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Comeback of Jazz in the Queen City

Jazz is making a comeback in Charlotte and it seems like the whole city is working together to make it happen. .

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