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Family First: The Standard
- 8 and older
- $5 general public; free for members
About This Program
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month at the Gantt Center with The Standard featuring saxophonist Harvey Cummings II.
The Standard Jazz Series creates an opportunity for fans and students alike to enjoy, learn and explore the building blocks and instruments used in jazz music. Master class instructor Harvey Cummings II will invite participants of all levels to engage with the band as they trace the story of America's classical music – jazz – in a live performance workshop and discover everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-jazz with an Q&A session and interactive musical demonstrations.
Get ready for an unforgettable, multi-sensory experience that unites contemporary elements with the rich history of jazz culture!
Family First is presented by Novant Health
About The Instructor
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 it. Harvey has been featured on many records and have 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.