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Youth At Jazz  Photo: Frank Zipperer

Jazz Profile: Youth At Jazz

by Eddie LeShure Youth At Jazz, a music and mentorship program geared toward offering accessible music education to the Asheville area, is hosting its YAJ Summer Workshop from August 4-8. The Youth At Jazz Summer Workshop will be a blend of ensemble playing, music fundamentals, and Masterclasses, featuring an amazing and diverse group of clinicians, …

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Nancy Simmons  Photo: Frank Zipperer

Jazz Profile: Nancy Simmons

by Eddie LeShure “Nancy Simmons is a veteran singer whose impressive technique and command of a wide range of styles have made her a respected member of the Asheville music community. Her skills as a songwriter, pianist and leader of church choirs make her one of the most versatile vocal coaches in the area. From …

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Pavel Wlosok  Photo: Frank Zipperer

Jazz Profile: Pavel Wlosok

by Eddie LeShure “Pavel Wlosok is a Czechoslovakian jewel gleaming in the woods at Western Carolina University. His polished versatility and professionalism in playing/composing/teaching music and in creating his photography, as well as his incredible life journey and outstanding educational accomplishments, make him shine in many directions. It’s a treat to hear him in solo …

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