This concert is made possible through a grant from the Lee County Arts Council.

In addition to this fine opportunity to hear our wonderful guest artists perform with the 17-piece Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra, please come to our free pre-show lecture by Dr. Will Smith. He will disuss the relationship between Hip Hop and Jazz and discuss our popular and historical music culture.  He is an ethnomusicolist, has written widely-used texts on current Hip Hop culture, and is a fine saxophonist.

The free lecture is at 6:45 in the Temple Theatre, right before the show.

The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra will perform with these fine Guest Artists:
Bob Trowers , trombonist who played with Count Basie for eight years and is now a professor at NC Central University

Baron Tymas, guiatrist and recent winner of the NC Arts Council Jazz Composers Award and professor at NC Central University

and Dr. William E. Smith, saxophonist
Music Industry Coordinator
Director of Ethnomusicology Online
North Carolina Central University

Tickets on sale !

Call the Temple Theatre 919-774-4155