Jazz

Charlotte Talks
10:09 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Once/Charlotte Classic Jazz Festival 2014

Credit www.blumenthalarts.org/events/detail/once

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Once, the musical performed at the Belk Theater this week, is a different kind of musical experience. For starters, you can go up on stage, order from the bar and mingle with the cast of this show in its Irish pub setting. Based on a movie, Once won eight Tony Awards and we meet one of the leads. Then, all about the Charlotte Classic Jazz Festival 2014. It's a new effort to make jazz more accessible in Charlotte. 

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WFAEats
11:58 am
Wed April 30, 2014

The Old Fashioned: A Jazz Age Cocktail

The Old Fashioned
Credit Jazz Guy / Flickr

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.

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Charlotte Talks
9:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

International Jazz Day

Three years ago, April 30 was designated as International Jazz Day 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. 

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Music
9:37 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Charlotte Pianist Finds Success With Versatility And The Internet

Charlotte pianist Chad Lawson might be best known for his jazz album Dear Dorothy: The Oz Sessions, 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 Guaraldi in Charlotte. Chad Lawson joined us this morning.


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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Wynton Marsalis

Grammy award-winning jazz and classical musician Wynton Marsalis is internationally known for his trumpet playing and jazz style. He's from a family of famous classically trained musicians who play, produce and compose jazz. But Marsalis 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's orchestra. Wynton Marsalis is in Charlotte this week to perform with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, so while he's here, he'll join us to talk about his musical roots in the Marsalis family, his thoughts about jazz and the trumpet, and we'll hear some of his music.

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Music
11:37 am
Wed October 2, 2013

The Life And Music Of Trumpet Legend Arturo Sandoval

Jazz trumpet master Arturo Sandoval comes to Charlotte Thursday evening at McGlohan Theater. Sandoval is the winner of nine Grammy awards, but will receive his biggest award next month – the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Blue Ridge Center And Uptown JazzFest

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.

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