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Jazz Masters

As you review the performances in our 2013-14 season, here are a few of the genre connections and thematic currents we’ve created for you to explore.

There are endless possibilities for you to experience this season. Select performances from the grouping below, or feel free to pick and choose as you like.

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Jazz Masters
brings you the leaders of jazz and improvisational music today. This season, we have lots in store with a lineup that also features funk, soul and gospel influences, as well as living legends of jazz music.

Past Events

“Parliament and Funkadelic were 30 years ahead of their time.” – Ice Cube for Rolling Stone

We open the season with a double-bill featuring two North… Details >

“the closest thing this era has to a jazz superstar on the scale of Duke Ellington” – The New York Times

The performance of Abyssinian: A Gospel… Details >

“He’s a musical archaeologist who does more than preserve history. He makes it contemporary.” – The New York Times on Taj Mahal

The performance of… Details >

“Trombone Shorty makes NOLA swing.” – CBS News

Presented by Carolina Performing Arts in association with Cat’s Cradle

Since the release of their… Details >

“a terrific group of musicians that represent everything that is great about jazz” – John Pizzarelli

Swing into the holidays with the North Carolina Jazz… Details >

“one of the best ever to touch a kit” – The Boston Globe on Jack DeJohnette

NEA Jazz Master and Grammy Award-winner Jack DeJohnette is one of the most… Details >

“ the greatest living composer in jazz, and one of its greatest saxophonists” – The New York Times
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The Wayne Shorter… Details >

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