Donald Harrison Jr. FREE Youth Jazz Workshop
JazzArts Charlotte presents 2022 NEA Jazz Master, New Orleans cultural torchbearer, and saxophonist Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr., for a FREE jazz youth student workshop, in conjunction with his JAZZ ROOM weekend performances.
DateApr 9, 2022
Event Starts11:00 AM
JazzArts Charlotte presents 2022 NEA Jazz Master, New Orleans cultural torchbearer, and saxophonist Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr., for a FREE jazz youth student workshop, in conjunction with his JAZZ ROOM weekend performances. As a part of our Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) program offerings, JazzArts Charlotte welcomes music students from the Charlotte area and beyond to learn from one of today’s most legendary jazz music educators. All skill levels and instruments are welcome.
Donald Harrison: A master of every era of jazz, soul, funk, and classical music, Donald Harrison Jr has created three influential styles of jazz: nouveau swing, a modern second-line, and quantum jazz. Awarded the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy, Donald Harrison Jr. is recognized as Big Chief of Congo Square in Afro-New Orleans culture, sharing that unique New Orleans jazz with the world, and mentoring artists as diverse as The Notorious Big, Jonathon Batiste, Trombone Shorty, and Esperanza Spaulding.
"The real work you do will shine through like the sun on a clear day." - Donald Harrison https://donaldharrison.com/
COVID Policy: At this time, masks are optional in the VAPA Center.
Thank you to the program sponsors and supporters, who each bring jazz alive in Charlotte: Infusion Fund, Knight Foundation, Doris Duke Foundation, North Carolina Arts Council, and O's Place Jazz.