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Lee Konitz @ The ArtsCenter
Oct 6 all-day

Legendary saxophonist and 2009 NEA Jazz Master Lee Konitz brings his quartet to The ArtsCenter for a rare North Carolina appearance. Since defining the “West Coast Cool” sound in his work with Miles Davis, Lennie Tristano, and Stan Kenton, Lee Konitz has spent more than a half-century refining his interpretations of the Great American Songbook. At 90 years old, he remains one of the most original and innovative voices in jazz, making this show a must-see for anyone invested in the past, present, and future of the art of jazz improvisation.

Lulo Reinhardt and Daniel Stelter @ The ArtsCenter
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm

The great-nephew of legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, Lulo Reinhardt is a spontaneous and spirited player who has taken his family’s gypsy jazz legacy, melded it with flamenco and latin styles, and updated it for the modern era. He joins forces with celebrated German jazz guitarist Daniel Stelter to form a powerhouse duo blending elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar. Whether playing a scorching lead or a cool rhythm, they bring new life to classics from Django Reinhardt, Duke Ellington, and many more. Both riveting soloists who draw from a diverse range of styles and influences, their duo explores musical traditions that extend from Argentina to Cuba and back to their German Gypsy roots.

Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis @ UNC's Memorial Hall
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm

The tradition continues. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and an all-star roster of guest vocalists celebrate holiday standards in new and traditional arrangements of Yuletide favorites. The Big Band Holidays concert is perfect for jazz lovers and families alike.