The Charlotte Podcast Festival Pop Up is sponsored by OrthoCarolina. The festival is a partnership between WFAE and Blumenthal Performing Arts. Additional support is provided by Queen City Podcast Network and Eclecs Creative Agency.
JazzArts Charlotte is thrilled to offer a FREE jazz master workshop and concert featuring the world- famous PRESERVATION HALL All-Stars Band from New Orleans to local student musicians. This is a rare opportunity for Charlotte students to meet and learn from legendary traditional musicians from the Preservation Hall. New Orleans style jazz comes to life in this two-hour workshop.
Join us for one of the most swingin’ celebrations in town as we keep the tradition going with the annual JAZZ ROOM Holiday Edition Benefit! Back by popular demand, we present the world-renowned Preservation Hall All-Stars as they perform holiday favorites with a traditional New Orleans jazz twist. This will be a joyous holiday celebration that you don’t want to miss!
An evening of favorite holiday and jazz standards performed by JazzArts Charlotte’s newest groups of middle and high school student jazz musicians plus their instructors.
JazzArts Youth Ensembles is a season of weekly comprehensive training for students motivated to delve into America’s original art form: jazz. Led by several of the region’s leading professional jazz educators, students have together experienced playing the techniques of rhythm, chords, and improvisation that make up jazz. Now, they are excited to share with you the culmination of their work and fun.
Want to know what JazzArts Charlotte is most proud of? Come and see!
Pick up your instrument and join us for a jazz jam. Whether you’re an experienced jazz musician, exploring your skills, or your instrument is rusty, this jazz jam session is for everyone. And if you’ve never been to one, JazzArts Academy alumni, students, and instructors will show you how the music is born!
House Band leading the jam session will include Ocie Davis on drums, Troy Conn on guitar, and more.
For such a small town, Lancaster, SC has produced a surprising number of musicians and producers, not only artists who have gained fame, but ones who shaped and continue to shape American popular culture. From the earliest days of recorded music, through the R & B and Soul music eras, into the Alternative music of the 80s, and to the contemporary era, Lancaster County has produced rock and pop stars of regional, national, and international acclaim. This lecture celebrates Lancaster’s contribution to American popular music.
In the mid-17th century the Rickohockan Indians settled at the Falls of the James River briefly. After battling the English and the Pamunkey, they negotiated a trade deal, changed their name to Westo, and settled along the Savannah River. Their move introduced guns and Native slaving in the Southeast, and had far-reaching consequences. This talk will present the ethnohistoric evidence for the Westo and contextualize their action in a changing colonial economic sphere.
Please join Paul Matheny, Director of Collections at the SC State Museum for an in-depth look behind the scenes of the museum’s extensive pottery collection. This presentation will provide information about the museum’s historic and contemporary Catawba pottery collection, historic Edgefield and Upstate, SC stoneware and contemporary ceramic arts produced by studio artists in our state today.