Published by Gregg Gelb on 14 Apr 2014

We Need Your Support for

Young Hotshots to Veteran Musicians: Promote Jazz with

NEW Power2Give   Project

Act Now-the NC   Arts Council will contribute $0.50 for every $1.00 donated!

Please forward   this message to others who appreciate jazz!

“The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra and the Second Line Stompers will join with the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble to present a special day of jazz (Father’s Day) to honor the late great ‘Uncle Paul’ Montgomery. Your gift to Power2Give will support a special concert by guest artists and a clinic where veteran performers will work with students.  We are working very hard to keep jazz alive and welcome contributions for this project. For a limited time contributions are matched by the NC Arts Council until all matching funds are used up so we would encourage contributors to help as soon as possible. Let’s keep jazz alive!”

 Josh beerel, Me, Kevin, Isabelle of TYJEm (photo by Kay)Brandon, greg cagle, Chris, caleb of TYJE- photo by Kay

Published by Gregg Gelb on 14 Nov 2013

Great Show by Cecile McLorin Salvant


Just a quick Follow-Up.

Cecile was great. We had a full house!

She was a pleasure to work with – So professional and with such a beautiful voice!


The next Quest Jazz Artist coming to play with us is one of the world’s best  Tenor Saxophonist’s, Houston Person. 

On Nov. 15. 2014 at the Temple Theatre..

Please Stay Tuned!

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Cécile McLorin Salvant, the extraordinarily gifted new vocalist, released WomanChild hot on the heels of her win at the Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition. And the buzz has only grown since then. NPR is “knocked out,” The New York Times says, “Ms. McLorin Salvant has it all,” and Wynton Marsalis praises her “poise, elegance, soul, humor, sensuality, power, virtuosity, range, insight, intelligence, depth and grace.” And the album has deservingly found its way onto numerous Best Of 2013 lists from NPR to The New York Times to Ann Powers to iTunes.

But perhaps Ben Ratliff of The New York Times, who named WomanChild as his #1 Favorite Album of 2013, sums it up best: “A young jazz singer of radical talent, who teaches you in her own terms — with high clarity and zero pedantry — that singing old songs has nothing to do with transmitting an outdated sensibility, and that jazz is necessarily part of a bigger and greater story of American music, and that American music is necessarily part of a bigger and greater story of modern art.”

Cécile McLorin Salvant’s WomanChild is nominated for Best Vocal Jazz Album.

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Cecile McLorin

Published by Ray Downes on 06 Oct 2013

Pictures from the Ray Vega show, October 5th

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