UNCG Spartan Jazz Collective: The Legacy of Thad Jones March 30, 7:30 pm

The UNCG Spartan Jazz Collective presents THE LEGACY OF THAD JONES

The shadow of trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and arranger Thad Jones from 1923 to1986 looms large over the tradition of big band jazz. A member of one of jazz music’s first great musical families with brothers Elvin and Hank, he left behind a powerful legacy of heavyweight arrangements, memorable compositions, and groundbreaking solos.

Spartan Jazz Collective celebrates the 100th birthday of Mr. Jones in style, featuring brand new octet arrangements of his music that are sure to have you swinging in your seat!

The UNCG Spartan Jazz Collective is a collaborative combo of faculty and students founded in 2012 to function in the mentorship tradition of the bands of Art Blakey, Miles Davis, and Horace Silver. Faculty members Steve Haines (bass), Thomas Heflin (trumpet), and Chad Eby (saxophone) mentor a rotating cast of students in bandleading, arranging, and rehearsal technique, while focusing on specific jazz artists for each semester.

Previous artists studied have included Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Max Roach, and Billy Strayhorn, among many others.

For Spring 2023, Spartan Jazz Collective is:
Chad Eby
Roland Burnot-Reeds
Thomas Heflin-Trumpet
Dandrick Glenn-Trombone
Will Labossiere-Vibraphone
James McLaughlin-Piano
Steve Haines-Acoustic Bass
Jack Jones-Drums

Tickets are $15 Adults and $7 Seniors, Military, Students & Educators
Ticket Commissions: $3 processing fee plus NC sales tax

This event is seated

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While masks are still recommended, they are not required, and social distancing is encouraged when possible.

For details on the Carolina Theatre of Greensboro’s health and safety policies please visit our COVID-19 preparedness page.

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The Crown at the Carolina, located on the third floor, started its life as the 1927 vaudeville theatre’s original sign shop, churning out iconic posters and ads for early touring shows and movies. After spending the decades that followed as a storage area, the space underwent its first phase of renovation to open to the public as The Crown in September 2013.

Now a high-tech, flexible performance space, The Crown is celebrated for its delicate acoustics, inviting ambiance, intimate setting, as well as its accessibility to the Triad’s performing arts community. Warm, exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and huge lead-paned windows (original to the building) bring the room its natural, historic, up-cycled “cool” factor.