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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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A prized graduate of Jazz Arts Charlotte is fast becoming a jazz sensation

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…

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Charlotte Talks: Turning Charlotte Into Destination For Music

Charlotte has a wealth of talented musicians and a vibrant music community. Some local leaders would like to make Charlotte a music destination. Here’s what a few, including JazzArts Charlotte, had to say.

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Discovering more about the push for jazz in Charlotte

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.

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