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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

Jazz Arts Initiative

MapJazz Arts Initiative: 1800 Camden Rd.
Stage Door Theater: 130 N. Tryon St.

Charlotte, NC
  • Arts & Culture


Jazz, even at its most frenetic, has always been romantic. In the dimly lit, cozy auditorium, the quartet bops along. Couples scoot closer, sipping cocktails from the bar. This concert series, organized by the nonprofit Jazz Arts Initiative, presents tributes to such jazz greats as John Coltrane and Duke Ellington. You don’t have to know a lot about the genre to appreciate the concerts. And at $15 a ticket, becoming a regular isn’t a problem, either.


Best Cheap Date Concert in 2015 Arts Nonprofit in 2018 Unappreciated Cultural Mainstay (The Jazz Room) in 2019

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2015
Pick: Editor's Pick
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