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We are the Jazz branch of the instrumental music department of Cannon School. We gig regularly on campus and in the Charlotte area. We have performed at many local and regional Jazz festivals, always to rave reviews. This webpage is the spot to dig all the happenings with the Cannon School Jazz Program and to learn about our upcoming gigs. You can also check out videos of recent performances. We hope you'll come out to hear us soon.

Our Mission

  • To keep this glorious music alive
  • To pass this gift on to anyone with open ears, an open mind, and a willingness to dig
  • To exhibit Cannon School's philosophy of Adaptive Expertise through the art of swing

Jazz Gigs 2018-2019

October 3, 2018
Upper School Night of Music
Cannon Performing Arts Center, Quad
Enjoy a variety music including chorus, strings, band, jazz combo, performed by Cannon students.

November 17, 2018
Concord Christmas Parade

The Cannon Jazz Combo will again represent our school on the Cannon float in the Concord Christmas parade, performing holiday favorites in front of thousands. It's not too early to go ahead and get into the holiday spirit! Come out and join us! 

December 1, 2018
North Mecklenburg Holiday Parade
The Cannon Jazz Combo will again represent our school on the Cannon float in the North Mecklenburg Holiday Parade (which goes through Davidson and Huntersville), performing holiday favorites in front of thousands. Come for the parade and stay for "Christmas in Davidson" which is always fun. 
Come out and join us! 
 
December 11, 2018
8:00-9:00PM
Celebration of Lights at Village Park in Kannapolis
The Combo will bring some holiday swing to the proceedings in Kannapolis that night. Come on out to hear some great Christmas standards done with a jazz twist. It'll be a fun night!

December 17th, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Jazz Concert
Cannon Performing Arts Center
The Cannon Jazz Combo will take the stage to offer up lots of swing, bop, blues, standards, and a good dose of holiday favorites. Come help us get in the groove as we heat things up just as the weather starts getting cold. 

December 27, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Cannon School Alumni Jazz Jam
Cabarrus Brewing Company

All alumni and especially past & present members of the Cannon Jazz family are invited to join us at Cabarrus Brewery for an evening of grooving music, killer food, and a holiday hang you won't want to miss. Last year's event was a packed house. Here at year three, this show is now an anticipated annual event. We hope you'll all come swing with us!

February 9, 2019
Time TBD
UNCC Jazz Festival
It has become a long standing tradition for us to head just south and join our friend Dr. Will Campbell, who hosts one of the best student jazz festivals in the area. We will perform with nine other bands from the area, be adjudicated by master players, and receive a 30 minute masterclass from a member of the UNCC Jazz Faculty. We always leave that festival inspired, fueled with new ideas, and proud to be a part of this local jazz scene. 

March 5, 2019
Time 5:30-7PM
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St. James Lutheran Church in Concord
A long standing tradition. We bring our best New Orleans vibe to the proceedings. This event is a fund raiser for the church youth group's mission and volunteer work. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, and plenty of swing from us make for a definite good time. So come "Laissez les bons temps rouler" with us!

March 13, 2019
Time 4:30-7PM
Visual Arts Night at Cannon School
Our brothers and sisters in the Visual Arts Department have asked us to join the fun of their big night and bring some swing to the festivities. It's always a great event. Come dig the amazing art our students are putting out, munch on some food truck fare, and top it off with a taste of groove from us!

April 30, 2019
Time 7:00-9:00PM
Upper School Night of Music
Our big Spring gathering. Strings, Chorus, US Band, Varsity Choir, and Jazz Combo will all play sets on stage at the CPAC. 

May 4,  2019
Time TBD
Charlotte Jazz Festival
We will again be honored to perform at this amazing event celebrating the strong support for Jazz music in the QC. Come for the whole festival, but make sure you meet up with us at the Levine Stage (outside the MInt and Bechtler Museums) for our big show!

May 11,  2019
Time 6PM
Spring Jazz Concert on the Quad
How about some cool jazz on a warm Spring day? The Cannon Jazz Program has you covered. Come join us in The Quad for an evening of swinging sounds from the Cannon Jazz Combo, the US Big Band, and the BTB Middle School Jazz Band.




Cannon Jazz Combo - "Little Birdie"

    • Upper School Night of Music 2017

Cannon Big Band: "All of Me"

Audio

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