Fall A&E Guide: Jazz & Folk bring melody to the Queen City

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If there’s one thing Charlotte and the Carolinas are known for its our music — traditional Bluegrass, Folk and Jazz have made history in this state, in the process becoming famous across the nation and the world. Take a trip back in time with melodies and tunes that remind us of days gone by with these local musical offerings this fall.

Jazz at the Bechtler

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will present monthly concerts throughout the fall, and continuing into the winter and spring. The Ziad Jazz Quartet performs a variety of sets from legendary artists each month. Performances begin at 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. at the museum, 420 S. Tryon St.

Oct. 3: The Music of Wayne Shorter.
Nov. 7: Latin Jazz featuring Jim Brock.
Dec. 5: Holiday Jazz.

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In 2015, the museum’s quartet presents post-holiday Blues in January and “Jazz for Lovers” in advance of Valentine’s Day in February.

Charlotte Classic Jazz Festival 2014

Presented by the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and the Jazz Arts Initiative — a cultural jazz feast for the whole family! A free all-day event, beginning at 11 a.m. and including live performances, kids’ crafts, educational activities and more. Join us in a New Orleans-style second line jazz parade to the Knight Theater at 6:15 p.m. An evening concert (admission $5) follows at 7 p.m.
blumenthalarts.org/events/detail/charlotte-classic-jazz-festival
704-372-1000

Levine Museum of the New South

200 E. Seventh St.
704-975-1014
museumofthenewsouth.org

Sept. 19: Stringband Concert: Orpheus Supertones.
Oct. 14: GospelSHOUT!, at the United House of Prayer for All People, 2321 Beatties Ford Rd.

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Charlotte Folk Society

Great Aunt Stella Center
926 Elizabeth Ave.
7:30 p.m., Free for all events
704-563-7080
folksociety.org

Oct. 10: Musicians and storytellers Sparky & Rhonda Rucker.
Nov. 14: Doug and Darcy Orr, Fiona Ritchie, and Little Windows.

In 2015, join the society for its annual young talent showcase on Jan. 8, musician Scott Ainslie on Feb. 13 and Chapel Hill-based Bluegrass/Folk band Mipso on March 13.

— compiled from marketing materials and releases, with some information compiled from The Charlotte Observer. qnotes is a member of The Observer‘s Charlotte News Alliance.

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