CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nov. 13, 2017 – Charlotte’s Jazz Arts Initiative (JAI) rings in the holiday season with a special edition of the acclaimed Jazz Room Series. The entire family will enjoy “Holiday Edition Celebration: Piano Night” on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30pm at the Blumenthal Booth Playhouse, 130 North Tryon Street in Charlotte. The evening will feature five of the most gifted jazz pianists from the Charlotte region along with special guest artists performing a wide selection of seasonal and holiday favorites.

All attendees are welcome to enjoy a pre-show reception from 5:30-6:30PM featuring complimentary appetizers from some of the finest center city restaurants and a special silent auction with some impressive items up for bid. This special holiday show is for all ages and a major fundraiser to support the JAI Jazz Academy and Performance programs. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door (if available) and can be purchased at or by calling 704-372-1000.

“Gathering this much talent in one room for one night is an amazing holiday treat in itself,” said JAI President and CEO Lonnie Davis. “The opportunity to hear these exceptional musicians swing through all the holiday classics will indeed be a tremendous Christmas gift for Charlotte.”

About Jazz Arts Initiative

Jazz Arts Initiative is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the education and preservation of jazz and related art forms. This entity is made up of arts patrons, educators, performing jazz artists, business leaders, and volunteers. Its mission focuses on three program development areas:  Jazz Education, Performance, and Musician Support. These three elements were established to help nurture a future audience and preserve the tradition of this great American Art Form, Jazz. For more information, visit and follow Jazz Arts Initiative on Facebook and on Twitter at

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Media contact: Sander Walker – Walker PR Group – 980-339-8041

Jazz Arts Initiative Contact: Lonnie Davis (President and CEO) – 704-336-9350 or

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