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Jazz Arts Initiative, Charlotte, NC

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Jazz is sometimes referred to as “America’s classical music”. It has been 15 years since alto-saxophonist Soweto Kinch breathed life into the British jazz scene with a Mercury-nominated debut album, Conversations With the Unseen He seemed to be first in a technology of musicians who had been brought up acquainted with each jazz and hip-hop, a fusion he’s pursued ever since – sometimes a bit of clumsily, however with a passion and a forthrightness that’s all the time value hearing.

It was nonetheless as a Jazz Guitarist that he became well-known – with a fast fluid style harking back to the good Django Reinheardt but with a distinctive country twang he is blazed a trail all through his career – the truth that Les Paul still played to audiences in his ninety’s is testament to how vital this man is.jazz

In just the previous several years, Ulysses Owens, Jr. has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center with artists including Christian McBride, Joey Alexander, Steve Wilson, Mulgrew Miller, Steve Nelson, the … Read More