The Standard Jazz Series is now a virtual experience, with the same lively review of what makes jazz one of the foundations for many musical genres that we know today. This virtual workshop is an opportunity for fans and students alike to enjoy, learn and explore the building blocks and instruments used in jazz music. Musician Harvey Cummings II and his band will trace the story of America’s classical music – jazz – in a virtual live performance workshop. Discover with your entire family the source and style of jazz with musical demonstrations and a Q&A session.
ABOUT HARVEY CUMMINGS II
Charlotte native Harvey Cummings II is an award-winning saxophonist, pianist, songwriter, and producer. His unique sound blends jazz, hip-hop, and soul to create an incredible listening experience. His band, The Harvey Cummings Project is a driving force in today’s modern jazz movement, performing for President Barack Obama, and other festivals and events.
Since graduating from North Carolina Central University with two degrees in music, Harvey’s music has been featured on Cartoon Network’s “The Boondocks” and commercials for Allen Edmonds. Many podcasts have Harvey’s signature music to them. Harvey has been featured on many records and has performed live with King Mez, Angie Stone, Anthony Hamilton, Carlitta Durand, J Gunn, Elevator Jay, and many more.
Harvey’s debut project The Chicken Day EP is available on all major platforms.
ABOUT FAMILY FIRST
Presented by Novant Health and held on the first Saturday of each month, Family First provides beginner through master level instruction in the arts – visual, performing, and literary – for children and their caregivers.