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The Current: Classical to Contemporary & Beyond

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The Current: New Music Open Mic Facebook Live April 21, 2020 Since 2011 the Charlotte New Music organization has been working diligently to increase the city's awareness of contemporary music (in a broad range of forms), as well as to raise the profile of Charlotte, NC as a New Music center. The ...

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Joe Barna & Sketches of Influence At Middle C Jazz

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Joe Barna & Sketches of Influence Middle C Jazz Charlotte, NC March 13, 2020 Drummer/composer/bandleader Joe Barna brought his band Sketches of Influence to Middle C Jazz (a recently opened jazz club in Charlotte, NC) to record a live album on March 13-14, 2020. Barna had come down from upstate New ...

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Joe Barna Announces Sketches of Influence Live Recording at Middle C Jazz

Joe Barna Announces Sketches of Influence Live Recording at Middle C Jazz

Drummer/composer/bandleader Joe Barna is bringing his band Sketches of Influence to Middle C Jazz (a recently opened jazz club in jny: Charlotte, NC) to record a live album on March 13-14, 2020. This is certainly the first live recording to be produced at the club, and may be the first time that an artist from outside ...

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Dave Stryker Quartet At Middle C Jazz

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Dave Stryker Quartet Middle C Jazz Charlotte, NC February 14, 2020 Guitarist Dave Stryker began by introducing his band mates: tenor saxophonist Stephen Riley, organist Jared Gold (a constant companion for several years) and drummer Jeremy Bean Clemons. Much of the music would come from the recent album Eight Track III ...

Noel Freidline

Noel Freidline is a 1991 graduate of the University of North Florida, BA in Music (magna cum laude). A pianist, vocalist, writer, arranger and educator, Noel has been the leader of his own group since 1991. As the leader of the Noel Freidline Quintet for the last 26 years, Freidline has recorded 8 CDs, performed at jazz festivals as diverse as the Jacksonville (FL) Jazz Festival to the Bethlehem (PA) Musikfest to the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, held down a three-year house band position at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and performed for actress Julia Roberts’ surprise 35th birthday party

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Ron Brendle

Ron Brendle, a freelance bassist in the Charlotte area since 1981, was recently recognized by Charlotte Magazine as "Best Bassist." His innovative compositions and improvisational style have also earned five awards as "Jazz Artist of the Year" by Creative Loafing Magazine. Ron was the recipient of two North Carolina Arts Council Jazz Composer Fellowship Grants, which helped to produce his CDs Hypermobility and Photograph. Ron's composition Not Forgetting was used in the motion picture The Architect and his compositions Hypermobility and Freeway were featured on two JazzSouth Sampler CDs. As a first-call bassist in the area, Ron has performed and recorded with many notable jazz artists of international stature, including Nneena Freelon, Clark Terry, Andrew Hill, Charlie Byrd, Charlie Rouse, and Mose Allison

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Celine Berman & Jazztrack

**VOTED BEST LOCAL FEMALE VOCALIST 2005** BEST OF CHARLOTTE 2005 ISSUE - READERS' PICK **VOTED BEST SUPPERCLUB JAZZ** CREATIVE LOAFING - BEST OF CHARLOTTE'S ORIGINAL MUSIC - APRIL 2004 Originally from Montreal, Canada, vocalist Celine Berman stepped out onto the Charlotte, NC music scene with the launch of her band, Jazztrack, in August 1996. Celine studied with Patty Coker, a prominent improvisation educator in Knoxville, TN. As quoted in the media, Celine's jazz repertoire is sprinkled with "scat renditions that come from the soul". Her interpretation of internationally acclaimed jazz favorites attests to her musical versatility. By including songs in various languages, namely French (her native tongue) and Portuguese, Celine provides her audiences with an unsurpassed world-class feel

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Alexander Zonjic & Friends At Middle C Jazz

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Alexander Zonjic & Friends Middle C Jazz Charlotte, NC December 21, 2019 Flutist Alexander Zonjic was born in Canada, but has made his home in jny: Detroit for many years. As he was tuning his guitar onstage he chatted with audience members from Windsor (there were several), and from Detroit (lots ...

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Chris Brubeck at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

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Chris Brubeck Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Jazz at the Bechtler Charlotte, NC October 4, 2019 The “Jazz at the Bechtler" series celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, and next year is composer/pianist Dave Brubeck's centenary. So it is appropriate that Dave's son Chris was the special guest for a ...


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