Charlotte Observer, July 2019 -- At age 18, Ariel Mejia of Charlotte is a jazz phenom. This summer he’s participating in the National Youth Orchestra Jazz program. The group will play Carnegie Hall later this month and then head to Asia to play concerts in places like Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Courtesy of Carnegie…
There’s a push in Charlotte to make live music a more regular thing for more people. WBTV interviews Sean Mason, an alumnus of JazzArts Academy, and poster example of the value that brings.
JazzArts Charlotte wins Charlotte Magazine BOB Award 2nd year in a row, and third year in total, for its monthly JAZZ ROOM shows. Over these years, the winning category has ranged from nonprofit arts recognition to simply a great place to go. This year’s award, however, is especially meaningful.
Remember that time in high school when you hung out with a Pulitzer Prizes winner? These JazzArts Youth Ensemble students will.
Since 2009, Jazz Arts Initiative has dedicated itself to improving and expanding the jazz music landscape in the Charlotte area. Now, as part of their year-long 10th anniversary celebration, the non-profit organization is rebranding as JazzArts Charlotte with plans for continued growth and expansion of its acclaimed signature jazz music and education programs.