Escape the August heat with a night of cool jazz at the Jazz Room


This post is brought to you in partnership with The Jazz Arts Initiative. All opinions are our own.

Given the crazy high temperatures outside, it must be August in Charlotte. Escape the heat with a night of cool jazz at one of the most unique venues in the Queen City.

This weekend, the Jazz Room @ The Stage Door Theater welcomes Brice Winston, playing the ultra smooth tunes of jazz icon Dexter Gordon.

Here’s how a trip to The Jazz Room can help you cool down this August:

Cool sounds

Saxophonist and composer Brice Winston is a native of Tucson, Arizona who will delight your eardrums with the tunes of jazz legend Dexter Gordon. Winston studied music at the University of New Orleans and has shared the stage with world-class musicians including Brian Blade, Ellis Marsalis and Nicholas Payton. He’s also recorded for movies scored by film director Spike Lee.

The music of Dexter Gordon is known as mid-20th centry modern jazz “bebop” for the tenor saxaphone. Dexter left high school to travel with the Lionel Hampton Band and later joined Louis Armstrong’s orchestra. His unique sound and style influenced many younger tenor players of the day, including Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane.

Freeze your wallet

Those vacations, cookouts, entertainment for the kids and gas for the boat can set your wallet on fire! Give your bank account a break with a night at The Stage Door Theatre.

Tickets to hear some of the best jazz talent in the country will only cost $14 for General Admission. That’s a night of exceptional talent in an air-conditioned cozy jazz club where you can simmer down with a beverage from the bar.

Chill out with one of four performances

Escape the heat with your choice of four shows this weekend:

  • 6 p.m. or 8:15 p.m. on Friday night (August 17)
  • 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. on Saturday (August 18)

Head out with friends, your new summer fling, full-time SO or soak up an evening of much needed me-time. By the time your head is swimming with excellent music in a stellar venue with money left in your pocket, the sun will be down and a cooler Queen City night will be waiting for you.

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