2019 marks the 10th year of service to the Charlotte community for JazzArts Charlotte, formerly Jazz Arts Initiative. We are proud to continue our work as the premiere jazz organization in Charlotte with our focus on community enrichment through quality music education, live performances, and musician support.
In the past decade JazzArts Charlotte has grown into one of Charlotte’s most celebrated non-profit arts and education institutions. Our goal is to continue to serve this treasured community for many years to come.
Come hear Charlotte’s newest Latin jazz sensation, JazzArts Nuestro Tiempo Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble. This new ensemble of student musicians has been working on the unique rhythms, instruments, and patterns of Latin jazz, and is ready to present to you a variety of traditional Latin jazz tunes.
During next week’s annual NC Music Educators Association Conference, JazzArts Charlotte Education Director Dr. Patrick Brown will be presenting a universal method for teaching jazz articulation to help the student execute an authentic swing feel.
A song can evoke, inspire, express. It has the power to renew, change our heart rate, even heal. Songs are used to teach, whether as part of history, a tool to memorize a concept, or in developing life skills like confidence, perseverance and teamwork. It can both energize or calm. A song can move us to tears and it can move us to act. Music has the power to unite us. Music has power.
JazzArts Charlotte announces Charlotte’s regional premiere of a rare production of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite for the holiday season. The biggest production of JAZZ ROOM in its 9-year history, this performance features a full onstage All-Star 16-piece Charlotte Regional Jazz Orchestra, a dynamic ensemble of modern jazz dancers, vocalists, and more.