Jazz http://wfae.org en The Old Fashioned: A Jazz Age Cocktail http://wfae.org/post/old-fashioned-jazz-age-cocktail <p>At the stroke of midnight, on January 16th, 1920, America went dry. The 18th Amendment, known as the Volstead Act, prohibited the manufacture, sale and possession of alcohol in America. Ironically, prohibition – which lasted from 1920 to 1933 – followed by the rise of speakeasies, gave jazz a big boost in its infancy.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:58:18 +0000 Alexia Gyorody 50022 at http://wfae.org The Old Fashioned: A Jazz Age Cocktail International Jazz Day http://wfae.org/post/international-jazz-day <p>Three years ago, April 30 was designated as <a href="http://www.jazzday.com">International Jazz Day</a> to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. Jazz is an American-born musical art form that is not only diverse itself, but promotes diversity. The genre continues to evolve, maintain relevance and influence other types of music. Charlotte’s jazz scene may leave a little to be desired, but education and local support for jazz is strengthening.&nbsp; Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 49952 at http://wfae.org International Jazz Day Charlotte Pianist Finds Success With Versatility And The Internet http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-pianist-finds-success-versatility-and-internet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte pianist Chad Lawson might be best known for his jazz album </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Dear Dorothy: The Oz Sessions</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which was featured in television shows, movies, and commercials. More recently, he has been releasing classical recordings. Tonight he will be performing the holiday music of Vince </span>Guaraldi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Charlotte. Chad Lawson joined us this morning.</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:37:07 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 40785 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Pianist Finds Success With Versatility And The Internet Wynton Marsalis http://wfae.org/post/wynton-marsalis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Grammy award-winning jazz and classical musician </span>Wynton<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Marsalis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is internationally known for his trumpet playing and jazz style. He&#39;s from a family of famous classically trained musicians who play, produce and compose jazz. But </span>Marsalis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is also an advocate for music education and working with young jazz musicians. He co-founded the Jazz at Lincoln Center Program and is the music director for that group&#39;s orchestra. </span>Wynton<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Marsalis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is in Charlotte this week to perform with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, so while he&#39;s here, he&#39;ll join us to talk about his musical roots in the </span>Marsalis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> family, his thoughts about jazz and the trumpet, and we&#39;ll hear some of his music.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 36863 at http://wfae.org Wynton Marsalis The Life And Music Of Trumpet Legend Arturo Sandoval http://wfae.org/post/life-and-music-trumpet-legend-arturo-sandoval <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jazz trumpet master Arturo Sandoval comes to Charlotte Thursday evening at </span>McGlohan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Theater. Sandoval is the winner of nine Grammy awards, but will receive his biggest award next month – the Presidential Medal of Freedom.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:37:44 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 36489 at http://wfae.org The Life And Music Of Trumpet Legend Arturo Sandoval Blue Ridge Center And Uptown JazzFest http://wfae.org/post/blue-ridge-center-and-uptown-jazzfest <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina is home to one of the most visited sites in America and it happens to be a road. The Blue Ridge Parkway holds some of the most beautiful vistas, historic sites and cultural treasures in our state and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is dedicated to preserving this iconic scenic highway. We'll visit with folks from the foundation and then we jazz things up a bit. Four years ago the uptown Jazz Fest was born and it's a hit. We'll talk to organizers to find out what to expect from this year's festival. Music and mountains when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 29705 at http://wfae.org Blue Ridge Center And Uptown JazzFest