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The Jazz Room at the Stage Door Theater

Sep 14 - 15 , 2018 · STAGE DOOR THEATER at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

$16 in advance, $20 at the door

Janelle Reichman plays Benny Goodman (Special Edition)

Presented by: Jazz Arts Initiative

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The Jazz Room at the Stage Door Theater

Sep 14 - 15 , 2018 · STAGE DOOR THEATER at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

$16 in advance, $20 at the door

Janelle Reichman plays Benny Goodman (Special Edition)

Presented by: Jazz Arts Initiative

After much-acclaim and sold-out performances, Charlotte’s Jazz Arts Initiative’s (JAI) monthly series—The Jazz Room @ The Stage Door Theater – wraps up season 11 on September 14 & 15 as extraordinary New York jazz clarinetist Janelle Reichman pays a special musical tribute to the “King of Swing”, BENNY GOODMAN. The Stage Door Theater is part of Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, at the corner of 5th and College in Uptown Charlotte.

With a career spanning over six decades, clarinetist Benny Goodman’s success as an icon of Swing Era prompted Time magazine in 1937 to call him the “King of Swing.” Over the years, Goodman played with the greatest figures in jazz including Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Mildred Bailey, Bessie Smith and countless others and was the first jazz musician to appear at Carnegie Hall. Many of those who played with him as sidemen later achieved fame as leaders of their own bands, as soloists or as movie or TV actors including Harry James, Gene Krupa and Lionel Hampton. In 1982, he was honored by the Kennedy Center for his lifetime achievements in swing music. He continued to play the music that defined his lifetime in occasional concert dates until his death in 1986.

Clarinetist and Pennsylvania native Janelle Reichman discovered her love of music at an early age when she picked up the clarinet as a fifth grader. As a teenager, Reichman was a member of bands that opened for Nicholas Payton’s ensemble and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Sextet, as well as attended numerous festivals around the country, including the Detroit International Jazz Festival, where she was named Best High School Saxophonist. Throughout her career, she has performed across the United States with many great musicians including as Doc Severinsen and his Tonight Show Band, Les Paul, Anne Hampton Callaway, DIVA, Dave Liebman Tim Ries, and Bob Mintzer. Reichman holds a Bachelor’s degree in jazz saxophone from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

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Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.
Bank of America Center Parking Garage
Enter on Trade or 5th Streets between N. College and N. Brevard Streets. 

The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.

Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive

  1. Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
  2. Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*

When You Exit

  1. Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
  2. Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
  3. Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”

*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.

CLICK HERE to Purchase your Parking Exit Pass in Advance

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CLICK HERE for parking information for Knight Theater events.

Accessibility

Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience!

  • Assistive listening systems available
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating
  • Limited booster seats available at Belk Theater.

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems. A wheelchair accessible "unisex" restroom on the Belk Theater's Grand Tier level accommodates persons who may need assistance from a spouse or companion of the opposite sex. Ask an usher for the location.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances in the Belk Theater, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the corner of Tryon and 5th Streets or valet parking on Tryon. If you wish to receive this service, please contact the Box Office at least 2 days prior to the performance to make these arrangements.

SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions. For Belk Theater performances, patrons can pick up headsets at the coat check in the Grand Tier Lobby.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At Belk Theater, assistance is available at the coat check in the Grand Tier Lobby.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.

SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING

Interpreting
Certain performances at the Performing Arts Center will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested. There will be one Sign Interpreted and Audio Described performance in each Broadway Lights engagement on a Sunday at 2pm.

Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance. In Belk Theater, headsets may be checked out from the coat check located in the Grand Tier.

Communication Devices
TTY/TOO is available on the Mezzanine Level of the Belk Theater near the entrance from Founders Hall.