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Jun
17
Mon
Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jun 17 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jazz Monday’s
Jun 17 @ 8:30 pm – Jun 18 @ 12:00 am

DC Suo Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30pm – 10pm
Rob & Eric’s UNCC Jazz Jam 10pm – ???

No Cover.

Jun
18
Tue
New Music Open Mic Night
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Charlotte New Music Festival invites musicians and composers to perform their music in a fun, casual setting at Crown Station! Whether it’s performing a previously written work, exploring something new and unusual, or an improvisation, sign up now and share your creativity! Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/fMgHZhOVzkSLFKDj2

For this year’s New Music Open Mic Night, we’re partnering with John Shaugnessy and his jazz improv night. The house band will perform a short set and then composers and performers from all over the world will be presenting new and experimental compositions in classical, improvised music, electronic music, and jazz. Admission is FREE.

Jesse Lamar Williams & The Menastree Jazz Jam
Jun 18 @ 10:30 pm

Free show by Jesse Lamar Williams & the Menastree Jazz Jam. 3rd Tuesday of month.

Jesse Lamar Williams & The Menastree Jazz Jam
Jun 18 @ 10:30 pm
Jesse Lamar Williams & The Menastree Jazz Jam

Jesse Lamar Williams & The Menastree Jazz Jam

MENASTREE

Menastree- was born in the early summer of 2014, originating from Charlotte North Carolina. 

Beginning with musician/producer and videographer DJ Lil Tone, Musician/producer Jesse Lemar Williams and musician/vocalist Jeremy Mayher. Menastree created their formula for their sound by backing various artist deriving from various genres and performing at festivals such as SXSW. As a result of the new age mashup sound with elements of hip-hop/trap/jazz/house and R&B. By January 2017 Menastree had officially been established.

Solidifying the establishment with the particularly chosen additions of Zach Wheeler , Braxton Bateman , Malcolm Charles, Waneisha Nish Massey , Curt Keyz , Stefan Kallander , and Marcus Jones. Jesse Lamar Williams then planted Menastree in the heart of Charlotte North Carolinas art district Noda at the corner of E. 36th St. and N. Davidson Ave. at the prestigious listening room The Evening Muse where they can often be found cultivating the culture in a monthly residency.

Menastree Residency
Jun 18 @ 10:30 pm – Jun 19 @ 2:00 am

A continuous monthly residency featuring Menastree and special guests. We play original music as well as a blend of modern jazz, hip-hop, funk, and pop including artists such as Robert Glasper, Roy Hargrove, Thundercat etc. Join us for a spontaneous night of music. 

Jun
19
Wed
MOON HOOCH with Nathan-Paul & The Admirables
Jun 19 @ 9:00 pm
MOON HOOCH
MOON HOOCH
Cave Music / ˈkāv myo͞ozik / It’s like House, but its more wild, more jagged, more free, more natural to live in.

“Whoever thought of a band with two saxophones and a drummer? That’s the stupidest idea, right?” Moon Hooch saxophonist Wenzl McGowen asked the crowd at a recent gig. Well, Wenzl, James Muschler (drums) and Mike Wilbur (saxophone) never intended on forming a band together. The three guys attended The New School for Jazz and contemporary music. James is the only graduate.

The three began busking in the subway and in the city’s parks to pay off the New School’s extreme tuition costs. At the same time, Wenzl was producing electronic music. One day he wrote a simple tune with two part harmony. When the guys played this music in the subway, people immediately began dancing. 

One subway goer asked, “What’s your band’s name?” 

Mike blurted, “Moon Juice.” 

A Google search revealed that there were already multiple bands called Moon Juice. With the help of a thesaurus, the name Moon Hooch was selected, and more importantly, the trio now realized that they were, in fact, a band. 

Since solidifying as a band, Moon Hooch has quickly gained a reputation for inciting “subway raves” (they were banned from performing at the Bedford Ave stop off the L line in Brooklyn for “starting too many dance parties”), their strange instrumentation and explosive live show. Their frequent presence in New York City subways and parks has brought them notice and fans which has led to appearances as the house band on Australian TV show “Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year,” and a national tour with Mike Doughty (Doughty saw them on a train platform and immediately invited to tour as his supporting act). They have also held residencies at The Knitting Factory and Brooklyn Bowl.

The band has already begun to expand its sound beyond just two saxophones and drums. Wenzl inserts a cardboard tube into his saxophone to create a Dubstep style womp, and switches between a contrabass clarinet and electronic wind instrument. They also have begun experimenting with various vocalists, inviting both singers and rappers on stage with them at shows. 

Recorded in just a single day, their debut record, “The Moon Hooch Album,” gives the listener a taste of what’s to come for these guys. They seamlessly blend House, Dubstep, Drum & Bass, and Jazz into style that is uniquely Moon Hooch: Cave Music.

 
Nathan-Paul & The Admirables
Nathan-Paul & The Admirables
ʜᴀɪʟɪɴɢ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ ғᴜɴᴋʏ ʀᴜsᴛ ʙᴇʟᴛ ᴛᴏᴡɴ ᴏғ ᴄʟᴇᴠᴇʟᴀɴᴅ, ᴏʜɪᴏ, ɴᴀᴛʜᴀɴ-ᴘᴀᴜʟ & ᴛʜᴇ ᴀᴅᴍɪʀᴀʙʟᴇs ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴄʀᴇᴀᴛᴇᴅ ᴀ ʟɪᴠᴇ ᴇxᴘᴇʀɪᴇɴᴄᴇ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɪs ᴀʟʟ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ ɢᴏᴏᴅ ᴠɪʙᴇs! ɢᴏɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ᴀɴ ᴀᴅᴍɪʀᴀʙʟᴇs sʜᴏᴡ ɪs ᴀ ᴘᴀʀᴛʏ. ʙᴏʟᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ғᴜɴᴋʏ ᴇᴀʀᴛʜ ᴛᴏɴᴇs ғʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴏʀɴs ᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ғʀᴏɴᴛ ʟɪɴᴇ ʟᴇᴀᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ ᴅʏɴᴀᴍɪᴄ ᴛᴡɪsᴛs ᴀɴᴅ ᴛᴜʀɴs. ʜʏᴘɴᴏᴛɪᴄ ɢʀᴏᴏᴠᴇs ғʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ ʀʜʏᴛʜᴍ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ ɢᴇᴛ ʜᴇᴀᴅs ʙᴏʙʙɪɴɢ ᴀɴᴅ ʙᴏᴅɪᴇs ᴍᴏᴠɪɴɢ. ᴀɴ ᴀᴅᴍɪʀᴀʙʟᴇs sʜᴏᴡ ɪs ᴀ ʜᴇᴀʟɪɴɢ ᴀɴᴅ ᴇxᴄɪᴛɪɴɢ ᴇxᴘᴇʀɪᴇɴᴄᴇ. ᴡʜᴇᴛʜᴇʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀᴅᴍɪʀᴀʙʟᴇs ᴀʀᴇ ᴊᴀᴍᴍɪɴɢ ᴏɴ ᴀ ᴛʀᴀᴘ ɢʀᴏᴏᴠᴇ ᴏʀ ʟᴀʏɪɴɢ ᴅᴏᴡɴ ᴛʜᴇ ғᴜɴᴋ, ᴛʜᴇɪʀ #? ɢᴏᴀʟ ɪs ᴛᴏ ɢᴇᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ᴍᴏᴠɪɴɢ. ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴀɴᴅ ᴄᴀʟʟs ᴜᴘᴏɴ ᴍᴀɴʏ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ғᴇᴇʟ-ɢᴏᴏᴅ ᴍᴜsᴇs ᴏғ ɢʀᴏᴏᴠᴇ ᴍᴜsɪᴄ sᴜᴄʜ ᴀs ᴋᴏᴏʟ & ᴛʜᴇ ɢᴀɴɢ, ᴊ-ᴅɪʟʟᴀ, ᴊᴀᴍᴇs ʙʀᴏᴡɴ, ᴇʀʏᴋᴀʜ ʙᴀᴅᴜ, ᴍɪʟᴇs ᴅᴀᴠɪs, ʜᴇʀʙɪᴇ ʜᴀɴᴄᴏᴄᴋ, ᴘʟᴜs ᴍᴀɴʏ ᴍᴏʀᴇ. ᴀs ᴛʜᴇ ᴏʟᴅ ᴀᴅᴀɢᴇ ɢᴏᴇs ᴍᴜsɪᴄ ɪs ғᴏᴏᴅ ғᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ sᴏᴜʟ. ᴛʜᴇ ᴀᴅᴍɪʀᴀʙʟᴇs ᴡɪʟʟ ɢᴇᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ғᴇᴅ!
Jun
20
Thu
UPSTATE
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

For Upstate, the last few years have been a time of profound exploration and self-discovery. As the band knocked off milestone after milestone on the road, their sound, their lineup, and even their name all underwent dramatic metamorphoses. Challenging and thrilling all at once, those changes have finally culminated in the sextet’s dazzling new album, a collection that showcases both their remarkable growth and their adventurous blend of folk, R&B, jazz, gospel, and rock and roll.

Recorded primarily over six days at the Clubhouse studio in Rhinebeck, NY, ‘Healing’ is the band’s first release with new member Allison Olender, their first with four contributing songwriters, and their first since shortening their name from Upstate Rubdown. It’s also their first project to be produced by Wood Brothers percussionist Jano Rix, who helped the group embrace their transformation and lean in to their unique lineup without sacrificing any of the gorgeous harmonies, eclectic arrangements, and unforgettable performances that have defined the band since their earliest days.

Upstate first emerged from New York’s Hudson Valley in 2015 with their critically acclaimed debut, ‘A Remedy.’ The Poughkeepsie Journal raved that the group “need[s] nothing more than their voices to channel rhythm and stoke your emotions,” while Chronogram hailed their “infectiously sunny organic stew,” and The Alt called them “toe-tapping, contagious, and fun.” The album earned the band festival performances from Mountain Jam to Fresh Grass, as well as a slew of national headline dates and support slots with everyone from The Felice Brothers and Phox to Marco Benevento and Cory Henry.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Thursday, June 20
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Jun
24
Mon
Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jun 24 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jazz Monday’s
Jun 24 @ 8:30 pm – Jun 25 @ 12:00 am

DC Suo Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30pm – 10pm
Rob & Eric’s UNCC Jazz Jam 10pm – ???

No Cover.

Jun
28
Fri
Casey & The Comrades (Dead & Company After Show)
Jun 28 @ 10:30 pm

Dead & Co. After Party featuring members of Big Something, The Mantras, The Lee Boys and more.

Casey & The Comrades

Casey & The Comrades

Casey Cranford of Big Something brings his cosmic new side project to The Evening Muse in Charlotte to keep the night alive following the Dead & Company show. Casey & The Comrades features Casey and Ben Vinograd (Big Something), Julian Sizemore (The Mantras), Bill Stevens, and William Trentini. 

This dynamic group of musicians create an explosion of sounds. This one of a kind performance will feature expansive Jazz sounds combined with the unique space dance odyssey that only Cranford and his band can deliver. This will be the Comrades first trip to The Evening Muse and they will be pulling some special tricks just for the affair!

‘You have noticed a new light has appeared on the horizon, dim at first but growing brighter and illuminating the night. It seems alien in origin, as this luminescent bulb begins to fuse with the cosmos. Excitement takes you, as the glow comes further into fruition; it is Casey & The Comrades, orbiting earth and preparing for descent!’

Jul
1
Mon
Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 1 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jazz Monday’s
Jul 1 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 2 @ 12:00 am

DC Suo Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30pm – 10pm
Rob & Eric’s UNCC Jazz Jam 10pm – ???

No Cover.

Jul
5
Fri
LITTLE TYBEE
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Little Tybee’s eponymous self titled 4th studio album is by far the group’s most ambitious work, and fully crystallizes the Atlanta sextet’s brand of dynamic and multi-layered dream folk. Named for a small island off the coast of Georgia, Little Tybee have been a mainstay in Atlanta’s burgeoning music scene since they formed in 2009. The group has developed a cult following for their celebrated live sets, and have opened for acts including Victor Wooten, Kurt Vile, Of Montreal, Maps and Atlases, Hundred Waters and many more. Little Tybee “have been developing their genre bending sound over the course of nearly seven years, three albums, and countless tours across the States,” and according to Vice’s Noisey, “it’s time to start paying attention.”

The bulk of the Little Tybee’s compositions begin their life as delicate creations, etched around the sinewy acoustic guitar and lilting vocals of singer songwriter and band leader Brock Scott. The songs are then fleshed out by the eight-string guitar virtuoso Josh Martin (endorsed by Ibanez & Dunlop), the classical flare of Nirvana Kelly’s violin, the deep pocket grooves of Ryan Donald’s hook-laden bass and Pat Brook’s gospel tinged beats, all rounded out by Chris Case’s driving keyboard arrangements. The result is kinetic and eclectic, an album which is both soothing and bombastic, and which rewards repeat listens. By blending elements of Folk, Psych, Jazz, and Bossa, Little Tybee have created a genre all their own, both creative and technical, with a keen ear for melody and accessibility.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Friday, July 5
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Aarodynamics + Audacity Brass Band
Jul 5 @ 10:30 pm
Aarodynamics

Aarodynamics

Aarodynamics is a synth funk/hip hop duo out of Charlotte, NC. A strange amalgamation of styles and heavily improvised live sets ooze with 80’s synth funk, 90’s gangsta rap, and modern lyrical stylings. A full scale assault on popular music as we know it, Aarodynamics puts together the most memorable show you will ever see. Live instrumentation, large improvisational sections, and subversive hooks make a concert that transcends any one genre of music and embraces a new era of Americana which draws off the past 40 years of popular music and culture. Hip hop, funk, soul, metal, jam, EDM, and more leave the door open for a new kind of Americana music. Fully live, booty shaking mayhem, Aarodynamics aren’t a band many forget about.’A complex beat / jam-session emerged culminating in the moment when he threw down his flow out of nowhere. The whole room shot to attention and started clapping and hollering. It was beautiful.’ – The Capitol Heights After Action Report

‘Aarodynamics is the music project of Aaron Malander. Starting off as a solo project near DC, Aaron has now paired with drummer PJ Lemmon to melt faces and shake booties.
Using a loop pedal, Ableton Live, and an arsenal of instrumentation, Aarodynamics crafts live music on the spot. With a combination of live drums, samples, and beatboxing, butts shake, lips quiver, and the house gets down.
There is no stopping the onslaught of sickeningly fiendish funk, gangsta rap, granola jam, and untz wobble edm.’

Audacity Brass Band

Audacity Brass Band

Audacity is a 10-piece new-wave new orleans style party band that plays a wide range of covers and originals. Our style includes everything from hip-hop and funk to rock, latin, blues and pop. Every member has college education and training in music. From a fat tuesday second line to a street festival, shrimp boil, or a crazy saturday night, Audacity can do it all.
Audacity has performed high capacity music venues such as: The Broadberry (Richmond, Va), Martin’s (Roanoke, Va), The Camel (Richmond, Va), The Whiskey (Wilmington, Nc) and was also selected for the 2019 Rockn’ to Lockn competition and won the semi-final round (finals on 4/20/19).
Jul
8
Mon
Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 8 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jazz Monday’s
Jul 8 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 9 @ 12:00 am

DC Suo Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30pm – 10pm
Rob & Eric’s UNCC Jazz Jam 10pm – ???

No Cover.

Jul
15
Mon
Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 15 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jazz Monday’s
Jul 15 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 16 @ 12:00 am

DC Suo Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30pm – 10pm
Rob & Eric’s UNCC Jazz Jam 10pm – ???

No Cover.

Jul
16
Tue
Jesse Lamar Williams & The Menastree Jazz Jam
Jul 16 @ 10:30 pm

Free show by Jesse Lamar Williams & the Menastree Jazz Jam. 3rd Tuesday of month.

Menastree Residency
Jul 16 @ 10:30 pm – Jul 17 @ 2:00 am

A continuous monthly residency featuring Menastree and special guests. We play original music as well as a blend of modern jazz, hip-hop, funk, and pop including artists such as Robert Glasper, Roy Hargrove, Thundercat etc. Join us for a spontaneous night of music. 

Jul
20
Sat
NAUGHTY PROFESSOR
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Naughty Professor is an iconoclastic New Orleans-based jazz-funk sextet whose adventurous recordings and horn-charged, high-energy live performances have earned them an enthusiastic fan base, critical acclaim, and widespread attention from their musical peers.

Their diligent roadwork has established Naughty Professor as a beloved live act. Weaving together complex, inventive compositions and loose, organic improvisation, the band honors their hometown’s jazz, R&B and brass-band traditions while looking to the future.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Saturday, July 20
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Jul
22
Mon
Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jazz Monday’s
Jul 22 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 23 @ 12:00 am

DC Suo Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30pm – 10pm
Rob & Eric’s UNCC Jazz Jam 10pm – ???

No Cover.

Jul
27
Sat
Freedom Summer Jazz Series in Freedom Park – National Jazz Keyboardist Marcus Johnson with special guest, Willie Bradley
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Marcus Johnson is an independent Billboard-ranked, internationally acclaimed jazz keyboardist, and NAACP Image Award Nominee.

While pursuing his JD and MBA at Georgetown, he independently produced and distributed his first CD (Lessons in Love), which sold more than 40,000 units; a phenomenal success for an unknown independent artist’s debut release. This album helped him launch his career as a renowned jazz keyboardist/pianist, and later, he released his second CD (Inter Alia), with staggering success

This success caught the attention of Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder and businessman Robert L. Johnson, who invested and partnered with Marcus to establish Marimelj Entertainment Group. Under their partnership, MEG’s label Three Keys Music housed Studio 8121, a full-service recording studio, and two music publishing companies: Marimelj Music Publishing and Three Keys Music Publishing.

As head of Three Keys Music, Johnson produced and released on the Three Keys Music label national jazz artists: Michael Lington, Jaared Arosemena, Bobby Lyle, Nick Colionne, R&B singer, Alyson Williams, neo-soul songstress, Zahzarah; and smooth jazz Saxophonists Phillip Martin and Brian Lenair.

To date, Marcus has released more than fifteen Billboard charted CDs, and has the distinction of having his groundbreaking 2008 Billboard Top 20 Contemporary Jazz FLO (For the Love Of) Anthology, which consisted of three distinct CDs — FLO Chill, FLO Romance and FLO Standards – all chart Top 10 on Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts simultaneously.

 

Performing With: Willie Bradley – 6pm

WillieBradley.net

Jul
29
Mon
Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 29 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jazz Monday’s
Jul 29 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 30 @ 12:00 am

DC Suo Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30pm – 10pm
Rob & Eric’s UNCC Jazz Jam 10pm – ???

No Cover.

Aug
5
Mon
Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Aug 5 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jazz Monday’s
Aug 5 @ 8:30 pm – Aug 6 @ 12:00 am

DC Suo Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30pm – 10pm
Rob & Eric’s UNCC Jazz Jam 10pm – ???

No Cover.

Aug
11
Sun
The Queen City Jazz Collective
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Queen City Jazz Collective (QCJC) is made up of a group of gifted musicians who reside in the great city of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Not just artist who use their musical gifts in Charlotte, but musicians who have shared their gifts individually throughout the world. Blending a musical mixture of smooth jazz with a touch of soul, the QCJC will ignite your musical appetite!

*TWO SHOWS 5pm and 7:30pm

 

Aug
12
Mon
Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Aug 12 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jazz Monday’s
Aug 12 @ 8:30 pm – Aug 13 @ 12:00 am

DC Suo Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30pm – 10pm
Rob & Eric’s UNCC Jazz Jam 10pm – ???

No Cover.

Aug
19
Mon
Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Aug 19 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jazz Monday’s
Aug 19 @ 8:30 pm – Aug 20 @ 12:00 am

DC Suo Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30pm – 10pm
Rob & Eric’s UNCC Jazz Jam 10pm – ???

No Cover.

Aug
20
Tue
Jesse Lamar Williams & The Menastree Jazz Jam
Aug 20 @ 10:30 pm

Free show by Jesse Lamar Williams & the Menastree Jazz Jam. 3rd Tuesday of month.

Menastree Residency
Aug 20 @ 10:30 pm – Aug 21 @ 2:00 am

A continuous monthly residency featuring Menastree and special guests. We play original music as well as a blend of modern jazz, hip-hop, funk, and pop including artists such as Robert Glasper, Roy Hargrove, Thundercat etc. Join us for a spontaneous night of music. 

Aug
24
Sat
Freedom Summer Jazz Series in Freedom Park – Michael Manson with special guest, Jazz Revolution
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Freedom Summer Jazz Series is bringing jazz to Freedom Park, 1900 East Boulevard, in several freeconcerts summer 2019. Bring a lawn chair. Concessions will be sold. No tents, over-sized umbrellas or outside alcohol. Brought to you by Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation.

Concerts are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

With the release of his previous CD Thumpin’. Michael Manson joined the ranks of today’s premiere jazz artists.

His first singles “Outer Drive” and “Coming Right At Ya” reached the top 10 on the R&R Smooth Jazz. Bass-master Michael Manson moved from sideman to center-stage on his solo debut The Bottom Line. His passion and precision are displayed with both unrelenting power and laid-back grace on the album that, he says, “reflects the deepest expression of all I have felt making music for the last twenty 25 years.” On Michael Manson’s new CD “Straight Up”, he is credited for writing and production. For this album Michael has collected the who’s who of Smooth Jazz: Najee, Darren Rhan, Jeff Lorber, Nick Colienne, Lin Roundtree, Paul Jackson Jr., Jeff Lorber, and the legendary George Duke and many more great jazz musicians. This album is a great mix of contemporary jazz, R&B and even a little gospel.

For Michael Manson the bottom line has always been great music. Since he first picked up a guitar (not a bass), he has moved persistently from strength to strength, one association leading inevitably to another in a career that has brought him front and center with the most esteemed names in jazz, gospel, R&B, rock and pop. Manson’s uniquely lyrical voice has its roots in Chicago, Illinois. He recalls, “My grandmother and mother played piano, but no one else in the family was really involved in music. My dad had an old beat-up folk guitar that he never picked up and so my older brother and I got interested in music about the same time-I was fourteen-and started playing it. After that, we bugged my mom to buy us some instruments. She finally bought my brother a guitar and me a $25.00 bass and a $25.00 amp that we shared”.

Returning to Chicago State University, he joined the Chicago State Gospel Choir and, in Manson’s words, “things started snowballing.” One gig or association would lead to another, with Manson playing with one Gospel great after another: Tramaine Hawkins, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Jessy Dixon and James Cleveland. He even played on the Winan’s album All Out, only the first of many times he would perform with childhood musical heroes.

After his graduation from Chicago State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, he went on to complete a Masters in Music Performance at Northwestern University. In 1995 Manson met Steve Finkle (now Steve Cole) who was playing with Brian Culbertson. Soon Manson was playing the Chicago club circuit and touring in support of Culbertson’s CD City Lights. Manson went on to record selections on Brian’s After Hours in ’97. That same year, one of his gospel connections put him together with Kirk Whalum, and he ended up playing on the Dove and Stellar-Award nominated “The Gospel According To Jazz.” Recorded
live at the Roy Acuff theatre, it featured Whalum, George Duke and Paul Jackson Jr. “That’s how I met George Duke in ’97,” quips Manson.

Manson’s association with George Duke ultimately led to the gig of a lifetime. George, who was the musical director and a featured artist on the Montreux Jazz tour (summer of 2000), invited Manson onboard, where he shared the stage with his greatest childhood hero, Al Jarreau, along with David Sanborn, Roberta Flack and Joe Sample. Pal Kirk Whalum said with typical good humor, “After that tour you could have retired.” But Manson is just getting started. Through Kirk, he met Larry
Carlton and toured with him before and after his chart-topping Fingerprints album. Kirk also included him on his “Hymns In The Garden” album that garnered a nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Album at the Grammys. Manson has shared the stage with Warner Bros. Records artists Larry Carlton, Kirk Whalum, Boney James, Rick Braun, Kenny Garret, George Duke and Kevin Mahogany. Other Warner artists featured on the album included Fourplay (with bassist Nathan East), Bob James and Gabriel Anders. Released in October of 2000 to critical acclaim, it is being followed by a DVD release in 2001. In 2010, after years of working with the best in jazz, Manson, and his wife Lana opened a non for profit music school, the Musical Arts Institute. This endeavor has now served thousands of students and currently has 375 students enrolled. They are serving the far south side area of Chicago were students and families do not have access nor resources to afford high quality music instruction.

For Michael Manson, love of musical communication, exploration, collaboration and celebration is clearly what it’s all about. This sophomore release reflects Manson’s unabated passion with joy and inspired artistry, “There are musical conversations that are intriguing and I hope the audience shares in that. But it is just great for musicians to communicate in that way. That’s the joy of music. To make great music like that every night, that’s what it’s all about.”

 

Performing With: Jazz Revolution – 6pm

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Aug
26
Mon
Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Aug 26 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jazz Monday’s
Aug 26 @ 8:30 pm – Aug 27 @ 12:00 am

DC Suo Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30pm – 10pm
Rob & Eric’s UNCC Jazz Jam 10pm – ???

No Cover.

Sep
2
Mon
Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Sep 2 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jazz Monday’s
Sep 2 @ 8:30 pm – Sep 3 @ 12:00 am

DC Suo Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30pm – 10pm
Rob & Eric’s UNCC Jazz Jam 10pm – ???

No Cover.

Sep
9
Mon
Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Sep 9 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jazz Monday’s
Sep 9 @ 8:30 pm – Sep 10 @ 12:00 am

DC Suo Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30pm – 10pm
Rob & Eric’s UNCC Jazz Jam 10pm – ???

No Cover.

Sep
16
Mon
Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Sep 16 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jazz Monday’s
Sep 16 @ 8:30 pm – Sep 17 @ 12:00 am

DC Suo Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30pm – 10pm
Rob & Eric’s UNCC Jazz Jam 10pm – ???

No Cover.

Sep
17
Tue
Jesse Lamar Williams & The Menastree Jazz Jam
Sep 17 @ 10:30 pm

Free show by Jesse Lamar Williams & the Menastree Jazz Jam. 3rd Tuesday of month.

Menastree Residency
Sep 17 @ 10:30 pm – Sep 18 @ 2:00 am

A continuous monthly residency featuring Menastree and special guests. We play original music as well as a blend of modern jazz, hip-hop, funk, and pop including artists such as Robert Glasper, Roy Hargrove, Thundercat etc. Join us for a spontaneous night of music. 

Sep
18
Wed
Keb’ Mo’ – Solo Acoustic
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Over the years, Keb’ Mo’ has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. Album after album, 14 in total, garnered him 4 GRAMMY awards and a producer/engineer/artist GRAMMY Certificate for his track on the 2001 Country Album of the Year, Hank Williams Tribute — Timeless. Over the past two decades, Keb’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances.

In 2017, Keb’ Mo’ released TajMo, a collaborative album with the legendary Taj Mahal. The multigenerational duo went on to tour the US and Europe in support of their album; which has since earned a GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

‘Life Is Beautiful’ Keb’ Mo’ Meet & Greet Experience

  • One (1) premium reserved seat in the first (5) rows
  • Meet & greet / photo opportunity with Keb’ Mo’
  • One (1) merchandise gift autographed by Keb’ Mo’
  • Dedicated and early venue entry for merchandise shopping
Sep
23
Mon
Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Sep 23 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jazz Monday’s
Sep 23 @ 8:30 pm – Sep 24 @ 12:00 am

DC Suo Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30pm – 10pm
Rob & Eric’s UNCC Jazz Jam 10pm – ???

No Cover.