#thejazz – Miles & Coltrane: Blue (.) – April 24-27

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On Q Performing Arts Present
Miles and Coltrane: Blue (.) by Concrete Generation.

On Q Performing Arts present Miles & Coltrane: Blue(.), by Concrete Generation April 24 through April 27 at Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square located at 345 N College St in Uptown Charlotte for a limited engagement.

#thejazz is Back! Miles & Coltrane: Blue (.) captures the galvanizing energy of the 1950′s, an element of time when American society was rapidly changing. During this era, jazz was the soundtrack to a new social revolution. And at the forefront of jazz music was trumpet blaring Miles Davis and skillful saxophonist John Coltrane, who partnered to make a wondrous residual slide in soundscapes that would unleash their names to be forever known as jazz legends. Award winning actors, musicians, and poets articulate this noteworthy shift in music history, taking you on a journey through the artists’ lives and the legacy they left behind.

This work tells the story of two of the most influential and controversial figures in jazz: Miles Davis and John Coltrane. The show weaves together all artistic mediums by featuring award winning poets, musicians, dancers, and actors, thus taking us on a journey through the artists’ lives and the legacies they left behind.

This production will be co-directed by Lou Bellamy and Quentin Talley. Lou Bellamy is the founder and artistic director of Penumbra Theater Company and Quentin Talley is founder and artistic director of On Q Performing Arts. Quentin recently completed an 18 month Leadership U Fellowship, administered by Theater Communications Group and funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation. Thru the 18 month fellowship for emerging leaders in the field of American Theater, Q was under the tutelage of Obie Award winning director, Lou Bellamy.

The show will run April 245h and 25th at 7:30 p.m.; April 26th at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; April 27th at 3 p.m. Tickets are $28 and are available at http://www.carolinatix.org.

For media inquiries, contact Jameka Whitten at 704.261.5290. To learn more about On Q Performing Arts, visit http://www.YouAreNowOnQ.com. To learn more about Miles & Coltrane, visit http://www.facebook.com/MCBlueOnTour or follow on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/MCBlueOnTour

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