JazzArts Charlotte’s mission is to connect the cultural community and develop an audience for jazz, through quality education, performance, and musician support.
Since live events are temporarily on hold, JazzArts Charlotte is offering some live streaming events right now.
Here’s some of what’s coming up:
Keep Jazz A-Live-Streaming, Live from Crown: Sean Higgins Organ Trio
Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
JazzArts Charlotte introduces this virtual live music series with the Sean Higgins Trio, playing a jazz twist featuring organ. Streaming on Jazz Arts Charlotte’s Facebook page.
Donations and tips appreciated. Enjoy the healing power of music! If you have the means, proceeds to JazzArts Charlotte benefit the musicians and infrastructure that keep jazz alive in our community. Holding an event isn’t free, even if the audience cannot attend in person.
A jazz organ trio typically consists of a Hammond organ player, a drummer, and either a guitarist or saxophone player. Popular at clubs in the 1950s and 1960s, they performed soul jazz, a groove-infused style of blues, gospel, R&B, and more recently jazz-rock fusion and jamband.
The versatility of the jazz organ can play several roles, from basslines on the pedal, to chords (“comping”), to lead melodic lines and solos.
Jazztimes gives us a top 10 list, in case you ears want to study up for this Thursday. https://jazztimes.com/features/lists/jazztimes-10-classic-organ-jazz-albums/
Sean Higgins, pianist and composer, is an international touring and recording artist acting as a musical ambassador to audiences worldwide. While classically trained; his own group offers a modern take on the jazz trio configuration. Higgins enjoys exploring many musical genres and has played keyboards in many commercial settings such as R&B, pop, and fusion.
Conversations with Curtis welcomes JazzArts Academy Alumni
Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
JazzArts Charlotte and Curtis Davenport welcomes several alumni from past years of JazzArts Academy, to talk about how music has influenced their paths.
Tune in Tuesday nights to discover outstanding musicians, past and present, regional and international. Our interactive events are the perfect chance for you to engage with the artists who are usually up on the stage.
Luther Allison, piano & drums
Phillip Howe, saxophone, trumpet, piano, & guitar
Veronica Leahy, saxophone, flute, clarinet & piano
Sean Mason, piano
Julia Whalen, piano
Emanuel Wynter, violin
Registration required for Zoom attendance – register here. You can also watch on Facebook Live by going to Jazz Arts’ Facebook page at the time of the event. If you have registered for prior Conversations with Curtis, you can use your zoom link for the entire series and do not need to reregister.
Upcoming Events in the Charlotte area -- both virtual and in-person
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