Monday, October 7, 2013

Jazz series heats up fall with Holiday, Adderley

The Jazz Room Series that launched last Spring at Stage Door Theater begins its second season with a tribute to Billie Holiday October 15. The Jazz Arts Initiative's monthly jazz series pays tribute to an eclectic mix of jazz greats.

The series, which features 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. sets, has been hugely successful with instant sell-outs creating a need for two separate shows. The Jazz Room Series usually takes place on the third Tuesday of each month, although the schedule is shaken up a bit for the holidays.

Charlotte-based jazz vocalist Renee Ebalaroza sings Holiday next Tuesday. Saxophonist Will Campbell and trumpeter Michael Hackett play the music of Cannonball and Nat Adderley November 12. December finds Piano Summit performing a special holiday edition of Vince Guaraldi's work on the 10th.

January the third Tuesday schedule is back on track with Philip Whack playing tunes by John Coltrane January 21; Ashlinn Parker playing the music of Clifford Brown February 18; and Troy Conn delivering Wes Montgomery's compositions March 18.

For more information about the series, click here. Admission is $10.