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Jazz Garden Tent at Romare Bearden Park

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300 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States

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May 2019

Saturday Morning Jazz Brew

May 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Jazz Garden Tent at Romare Bearden Park, 300 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Ocie Davis and special guests take the stage for a morning full of sweet jazz sounds at the event that's quickly become a Charlotte Jazz Festival tradition. Ocie is a master jazz drummer, educator and composer who has performed with some of the most influential figures in jazz including Ellis Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Christian Scott, Nicolas Payton and Donald Harrison. Tickets do not include food. Food packages/upgrades will be made available at a later date and ticket holders will be…

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Loonis McGlohon Young Jazz Artist Competition

May 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Jazz Garden Tent at Romare Bearden Park, 300 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Charlotte legend Loonis McGlohon was a world-renowned master musician, composer and visionary. In recognition of his many decades as a composer, writer, and jazz ambassador, Blumenthal Performing Arts and The Leon Levine Foundation established the Loonis McGlohon Young Jazz Artist Competition as a tribute to this special individual. From the total number of applicants, up to 10 finalists will be selected to perform at the Loonis McGlohon Young Jazz Artist Competition on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Tent Stage at…

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The Gentlemen of Jazz

May 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Jazz Garden Tent at Romare Bearden Park, 300 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra veterans Paul Nedzela, Kenny Rampton, and Carlos Henriquez lead three performances in the Jazz Garden Tent for a night of unforgettable jazz. In a program we’re calling “Gentlemen of Jazz,” each will present a unique set with a few very special guests! One ticket gets you in for all three amazing performances! Read more info about each of these acclaimed artists below. Paul Nedzela Quartet – 6 PM Paul Nedzela (JLCO Baritone Saxophone) has become…

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Davina & The Vagabonds

May 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Jazz Garden Tent at Romare Bearden Park, 300 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Since exploding onto the scene in 2005, Davina and the Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles on the international stage. This high-energy quintet has established itself with a stellar live show, a professional look, and good old-fashioned hard work.  In recent years they have performed in 45 states, 2 Canadian provinces and 12 European countries. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and…

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The New Respects

May 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Jazz Garden Tent at Romare Bearden Park, 300 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Falling into a genre of their own, The New Respects, mesh pop, soul and rock & roll with overlays of acoustic tones. Comprised of twins Zandy and Lexi Fitzgerald, brother Darius and their cousin Jasmie Mullen, the Nashville-based group is a true family affair, evidencing the undeniable soul and musical legacy that flows through the roots of their family tree. Raised within the buzzing creative community of artists and songwriters that Music City has to offer, the band has been…

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Raul Midon

May 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Jazz Garden Tent at Romare Bearden Park, 300 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Heralded as a "one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus," (NY Times) jazz guitarist Raul Midón has collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Jason Mraz, Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg. Blind since birth, Midón hails from New Mexico and has earned acclaim all over with world, with a fanbase that stretches from San Francisco to India, Amsterdam to Tokyo. A rapt critic for the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper wrote: “Midón…

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