Asheville Jazz Collective

Tryon Fine Arts Center - Veh Stage 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC, United States

Inspired by the Asheville area’s rich art history and the open-mindedness of its music audiences; drummer-composer Alan Miguel Hall formed AJC as an outlet for both his varied creative influences and for collaboration with the musical peers he’s met since moving to Asheville in 2019. Consisting of a rotating group of 9 diverse musicians, AJC is a flexible unit by design in order to enable maximum creative freedom within each performance, as well as from performance to performance. The AJC quintet coming to Tryon Fine Arts Center features violinist Christian Howes, multi-reed-man Will Boyd, vibist Jason DeCristofaro, bassist Josef Butts and Hall on drums.

$22.00

Power of the Page Poetry

Tryon Fine Arts Center - Veh Stage 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC, United States

Dasan Ahanu - poet, cultural organizer, performing artist, and scholar. Tryon Fine Arts Center in partnership with The Lanier Library presents the poetry of Dasan Ahanu.

Jazz & Poetry

Tryon Fine Arts Center - Veh Stage 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC, United States

A taste of the Low Country comes to the foothills when the Mountains to the Sea Jazz Series serves up some of Charleston’s finest and most talented musicians and creatives. GRAMMY award winner Quentin Baxter is a percussionist, composer, educator and prominent figure in the jazz community of his native Charleston, SC. Baxter will be joined by the multi-talented poet and musician Marcus Amaker.

Baxter is Co-Principal of Charleston Jazz Initiative and drummer for the band Ranky Tanky. Amaker is the first Poet Laureate of Charleston. In addition to poetry, Amaker is an opera librettist. His debut opera, The Weight of Light, will premiere in 2024 for the Chicago Opera Theater. In 2019, Amaker won a Governor’s Arts Award in South Carolina, and was named the artist-in-residence of the Gaillard Center, Charleston’s world-renowned performance and education venue.
The collaboration of these two incredibly creative individuals will delight foothills jazz aficionados to close out the series.

$22.00

Sean of the South

Tryon Fine Arts Center - Veh Stage 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC, United States

Having lived through enough heartache, joy, embarrassment, love, and renewal for several lifetimes, Sean condenses our human failures and triumphs into stories that make the Southern heart resound.