Charlotte Jazz Network

Jazz artists, lovers and friends from the Queen City area, it's time for us to unite in one online location, for fun and (hopefully) profit!

Location: Charlotte, NC
Members: 14
Latest Activity: May 3, 2015

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Comment by PHUNKPLAYAH on February 22, 2011 at 12:37am

Will someone that's very active in the Charlotte Jazz  scene please contact me concerning the weekend of March 4th & 5th. It's very important and could be quite beneficial to the both of us.


Comment by PHUNKPLAYAH on November 20, 2010 at 6:55pm
IGB-Entertainment featuring Kirby Hamilton is ready and available to join forces with those breaking into the Charlotte market...we are open for dicussion.....lets talk!!!!
Kirby Hamilton
Comment by Mary Talbot Fee on June 24, 2010 at 1:11am
I'd love to visit your area, meet some of the talent in your area :-)) and to play live in the state. My music can be heard on my page - soothing, 4 languages, great arrangements. I'm hear to stay.
Comment by Ron Gill on September 12, 2009 at 11:33am
I have already started with a friend here to move ahead with some things to make a statement about the arts in Charlotte. If anyone is interested in being a part of this initial discussion please contact me and let me know. A plan is in place to invite people to a networking discussion with selected friends and individuals. The only way to change things here is to be pro-active.
Comment by Brad Wilcox on September 8, 2009 at 8:07am
Hello all. Yes...the state of Jazz has had its fluctuation over the years in Charlotte. Seems to be still on a down turn. I know there are a few clubs around that cater to this genre...but honestly, not all that much happening. Funny, because when a jazz type show/group comes to town (example being like something I did a while back - The Rat Pack is Back), people really enjoy it and participate. I just don't know how sustainable it can be here. I saw Ron Gill's comments regarding The Charlotte Jazz Society...and that is really the only group around. I believe I heard that it is just starting up again...but sure hasn't had much pull in many years. It was defunct for several years. Okay gang... all the best.
Comment by Rita Shelby on September 5, 2009 at 2:05am
Hey my jazzy friend, nice to know ya!
Looking for leads in jazz radio in your area!
Gotta get more air time.
Have a wonderful weekend and stay jazzy!!
Comment by Ron Gill on August 22, 2009 at 11:10pm
What info can you give on the Sunset Jazz Fest on September 19th? Are you attending?
Comment by Curtis Davenport on July 27, 2009 at 4:28pm
Hey everyone,
Thanks for your interest in our new page. I want this to be a place for jazz musicians who live and work in the Charlotte Area and for Charlotte region residents who just love the music and want to support our artists.

I will also be starting an online blog/newsletter "Queen City City Jazz Scene" with info on who is playing where and any new music they've released. I will also be talking with and about Charlotte jazz artists in my upcoming Jazz Improv magazine column.

Let's at least keep each other up to date on what we're all doing and keep the flame alive.

Thanks again and God Bless,
Comment by Freeport on July 27, 2009 at 6:54am
Hey all -

I found Charlotte to be a pretty tough market to break. Doors do not seem to open easily for "outsiders". That being said, we had a pretty good following pulling a couple hundred folks per performance there for a couple years but the club where we were based shut down. I would love to get us back in Charlotte on a steady schedule and rekindle that following. They travel some to see us but I still want to return on a regular basis.

There is a local promoter who brings in upcoming and established artist but the variety is limited and the interest seems to be waning due to repetition. I will say though the individual does a great job bringing these folks in to the area.
Comment by Eric B. on July 26, 2009 at 5:05pm
What's good everyone? Right now i'm in Columbia but very close to Charlotte.. Keep a look out for me because very soon I hope to have my name out there. Check out my page and website if you have not already...


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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.

I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.

My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."

Let's be audacious, my friends!

Buster Williams


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