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The Jazz Room at the Stage Door Theater

Feb 16 - 17 , 2018 · STAGE DOOR THEATER at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

$14 in advance, $16 at the door.

Derek Douget plays WAYNE SHORTER (Standards, Jazz Saxophone)

Presented by: Jazz Arts Initiative

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The Jazz Room at the Stage Door Theater

Feb 16 - 17 , 2018 · STAGE DOOR THEATER at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

$14 in advance, $16 at the door.

Derek Douget plays WAYNE SHORTER (Standards, Jazz Saxophone)

Presented by: Jazz Arts Initiative

JAZZ ROOM: Derek Douget plays WAYNE SHORTER

(Standards, Jazz Saxophone)

After much-acclaim and sold-out performances, Charlotte’s Jazz Arts Initiative’s (JAI) monthly series—The Jazz Room @ The Stage Door Theater – keeps the swing swingin’ on February 16 & 17 with a tribute to the legendary saxophonist WAYNE SHORTER by Grammy-award winning New Orleans tenor saxophonist Derek Douget. The Stage Door Theater is part of Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, at the corner of 5th and College in Uptown Charlotte.

Wayne Shorter is a celebrated American jazz saxophonist and composer. Many of Shorter's compositions have become jazz standards, and his output has earned worldwide recognition and critical praise. Shorter first came to prominence in the late 1950s as a member of, and eventually primary composer for, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. In the 1960s he went on to join Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet. Following that he co-founded the jazz fusion band Weather Report. He has recorded over 20 albums as a bandleader and won 10 Grammy Awards. He has also received acclaim for his mastery of the soprano saxophone, after switching his focus from the tenor in the late 1960s. He began an extended reign in 1970 as Down Beat's annual poll-winner on that instrument, winning the critics' poll for 10 consecutive years and the readers' for 18. The New York Times has described Shorter as "probably jazz's greatest living small-group composer and a contender for greatest living improviser.”

 

Derek Douget has gained the reputation as one of the top tenor players in New Orleans for more than 20 years. In addition to his work with the Ellis Marsalis Quartet and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Douget leads his own ensembles – when he isn’t busy directing the Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s free education program, the Heritage School of Music. Douget has been described as a performer who “serenades audiences with equally powerful and melodic vibes as he switches between alto, soprano, and tenor sax throughout his sets…Douget contains an advanced jazz dexterity that is reminiscent of Sidney Bechet and old world New Orleans.” Douget performed with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra on the 2010 Grammy Winning Album “Book One,” which received a Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album.

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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

CLICK HERE for parking information for Spirit Square events. (McGlohon Theater, Duke Energy Theater)

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.