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Finish up the month of March with a little jazz

We’re already halfway through the month of March, but that doesn’t mean that the events around Charlotte will stop! There are plenty of jazz events going on.

On top of your busy schedules, enjoy sounds of the saxophone, piano, and more while attending these concerts listed:

Vanessa Ferguson sings Nina Simone at The Jazz Room

6 p.m. Friday, March 18

Blumenthal Stage Door Theater, 155 North College Street

Tickets here and more information here.

With one of the most anticipated films of the season coming out in April, “Nina” take a journey down memory lane as Vanessa Ferguson brings back the raspy voice of Nina Simone. A North Carolina native, Simone made history becoming an icon in music during the 20th century with her hit songs including “Feeling Good,” “I Put a Spell on You” and “Sinnerman.”

Check out the trailer of actress Zoe Saldana playing Simone in the film in theaters April 22.

HeartBright Foundation presents Music for the Heart with the David Pankey Jazz Trio

5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19

Piedmont Music Center, 726 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28217

Tickets here. Call 704-373-3002 for more information.

Want to enjoy a night full of elegant jazz music along with wine, beverages and hors d’oeuvres? Join the HeartBright Foundation as they host sounds from David Pankey, Jr. and his trio. Ticket sales will go directly to the foundation, which provides free health care services and education to the underprivileged/underserved population of Charlotte living with cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes.

Mark Rapp plays Miles Davis at The Jazz Room

7-8:30 p.m. and 9:15-10:45 p.m. Saturday, March 19

Blumenthal Stage Door Theater, 155 North College Street

Tickets here and more information here.

Saturday Night Jazz Room will have a packed out house enjoying the sounds of the legendary Miles Davis as world-famous trumpeter Mark Rapp plays the tunes.

Jazz at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Friday, April 1

420 South Tryon Street

Tickets here and more information here.

The Ziad Jazz Quartet, with special guest vibraphonist Jon Metzger, will pay tribute to the Modern Jazz Quartet. The MJQ was a jazz group founded in 1952. The four men played a style of jazz inspired by classical music, cool jazz, blues and bebop.

Photo: AP Photo/Rene Perez, File

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