Jazz Arts Initiative will host Lush Life: 2017 Jazz Arts Initiative Spring Gala on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. This elegant evening will include a superb three-course dinner, open wine bar, and feature live music and dancing from the renowned Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra with guest vocalist Mandi Stapleton playing the classics of Ellington, Basie and Strayhorn. Black tie preferred. The evening will include a special champagne raffle featuring unique items donated by Windsor Jewelers. Jazz Arts Initiative will also recognize two national honorees with the Nica’s Dream Achievement Award and Ellis Marsalis Excellence Award for their extraordinary contributions to Jazz music and Jazz education. An outstanding Jazz Academy student alum will also be recognized with the Clyde Kerr Jr. Scholarship Award to further support their studies in music. Limited tickets are $200 per person and can be purchased online at www.thejazzarts.org or by calling 704-334-3900.
Information & Amenities
Admission:More than $50
Age Range:Adults (21+)
Facility Amenities:Parking on site
General Information:Hours of Operation: Reception: 6-7pm; Formal Gala: 7-9:30pm
Location:Center City (Uptown)
Type:Benefit & Fundraiser