Charlotte Jazz Scene is Booming

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A look at the Charlotte jazz sence - Toni Tupponce (left) performs with the Ziad Jazz Quartet at Jazz at the Bechtler.
Why This Matters: The Charlotte jazz scene is growing thanks to talented musicians and groups that are entertaining local audiences and teaching the next generation to appreciate America’s art form. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager When Ziad Rabie first got a call about starting a jazz series at the Becthler Museum of Modern Art, he thought it …

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We come from greatness – Tyrone Jefferson, 2016 ASC Honors

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Tyrone Jefferson, executive director and musician with A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas and former music director and trombonist for music legend James Brown, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors award for lifetime achievement in music.
Why this matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender Tyrone Jefferson likes to quote civil rights activist Marcus M. Garvey who said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a …

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