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13th Annual Jazz Band Festival!

April 9th -11th

Join us as we come together to celebrate excellence in jazz education!

Where? The Carver Theatre, 1631 4th Avenue North

How Much? Free. FREE ADMISSION. Free.

3 DAYS - 30 BANDS

UAB,Auburn,Alabama, Jacksonville State, Miles, ASFA,Oak Mtn., Booker T. Washington Magnet School , Thompson, Carver, Mtn. Brook, Minor, Hoover, Woodlawn, Leeds, Clay-Chalkville, Phillips and more...

Festival Schedule

Support your favorite band.  This event is free and open to the public.

LIVE JAZZ MUSIC!

School bands perform big band jazz masterpieces written by famous composers such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Fletcher Henderson.

Awards for "Band of Distinction" and "Outstanding Soloist" are made in each of the categories for Middle School, High School, and College & University.

DRUM CLINIC WITH ZORO!

This year's festival will include a free drum clinc led by Zoro the drummer on Saturday, April 11th  at 11:00am . 

Known as the “Minister of Groove”, Zoro has toured and recorded with Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, New Edition, Jody Watley, and  Sean Lennon. Learn More...

ZORO DRUM CLINIC

The Minister of Groove

Saturday, April 11th at 11:00am

ZORO website

MAGIC CITY ROOTS PRESENTS

Artists to be Announced Soon.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm

General Admission. $15 Advance. $20 Day of Show.

Magic City Roots is a Birmingham, Alabama  based series whose goal is to promote musical talent originating in the Southeast. The first show of 2015 will be held at the historic Carver Theatre on April 18, 2015, in Birmingham, AL. Doors open at 6pm, and showtime begins at 7pm.  Tickets will be available through the Carver Box Office online, and are $15 advance, $20 day of show.

Three amazing bands, one low price. Don't miss this show!

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AGLAONIKE'S TIGER: A NEW PLAY

We are thrilled to announce the cast of Aglaonike's Tiger:

Aglaonike: Rebecca Sheehan

Tiger: Payne Hopton-Jones

Erictho: Gabrielle Metz

Chorus 1:Michelle Griffo

Chorus 2: Elizabeth Grady

Chorus 3: Elisse Mayor

Stage Directions: Rachel Wilson

Congratulations!

April 24th, 10:00 am School Show

Call 205-327-9424 Ext. 21 to reserve a spot for your students or email tours@jazzhall.com

& April 25th, 7:00 pm Show

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN ADMISSION

Join us as we present a staged reading of a new play by Claudia Barnett. Directed by Bree Windham.

About the Playwright

WHO IS AGLAONIKE?

Aglaonike, the first female astronomer, could predict lunar eclipses, but her science was suspect because she was a woman. She therefore billed herself as a sorceress and claimed she could draw down the moon. Inspired by her unsung history, this coming-of-age play follows the protagonist through a series of challenges, both magical and scientific. Drawing on ancient Greek traditions and postmodern performance trends, Aglaonike’s Tiger is stylized and visual and uses puppets and masks to explore political, ecological, and scientific themes. 

JAVA LEWIS "MR. PAINTERMAN" SEMI-ANNUAL ART FESTIVAL

Java Lewis & David Murray Spring Art Festival

Flowers, Butterflies, & Jazz on Canvas

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm

In the historic Carver Theatre.

A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE GREAT

DOCTOR FRANK ADAMS

Live entertainment. $10 Suggested Donation.

Feat. Taylor Hollingsworth, Krystal Kline, & Bodile Balaams!

SPECIAL GUESTS ARTISTS: THAD, Carl Parker, Brian Turner, Myron Pierre, Thomas Diasio, Governor Hall, Jeff Faulk, Lonnie Holly, Yogie Dada, Mustafa, Erica, Cameron Sheppard, Alton Redd, Paul Cordes, The Ladies of Honey Bee Crafts, Cassandra Griffin, Ivory Shores, Henry Woods, Arthur Huey,and Al Brady.

Sponsored by Alabama Art Supply, Levy's Fine Jewelry, Evergreen Realty, Joseph McClure, & Geoff Langdon.

PSALMS MINISTRIES MUSICAL BENEFIT!

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm

More info coming soon.

THESE THREE WORDS: A JAMYLA PHILYAW PLAY

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Mark My Words Prod. presents a new play

See what people are saying about the show.

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WHO IS ZORO?

Zoro is an internationally renowned rock star, motivational speaker, author and the definition of a man who marches to the beat of a different drum.

As one of the world’s most respected musicians, Zoro has sat on the drummer’s throne commanding some of the most famous stages in the world of rock and R&B music. Z (as he is known to friends) has toured and recorded with Lenny Kravitz; Bobby Brown; Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons; The New Edition; Jody Watley; Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire; Angie Stone; Vanessa Paradis; Sean Lennon; Lisa Marie Presley; Tommy Walker; Lincoln Brewster; Phil Keaggy; Barlow Girl; and many others.

Throughout his career, Zoro consistently has been voted the No. 1 R&B drummer and clinician by premier music industry publications such as Modern Drummer, Drum!, and Rhythm Magazine.

Z has authored the Modern Drummer No. 1 award-winning and best-selling book and DVD series The Commandments of R&B Drumming, The Commandments of Early Rhythm & Blues Drumming and The Commandments of The Half-Time Shuffle (Alfred Publishing). His books are listed in the Modern Drummer Top 25 Drums Books Of All Time.

As author of the critically acclaimed book, The Big Gig: Big-Picture Thinking For Success, Zoro has equipped countless people with the tools needed to excel and succeed.

MAGIC CITY ROOTS CONCERT SERIES ARTISTS INFO

COMING SOON

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