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The Jazz Room: Premiere Thursdays

Feb 21 , 2019 · STAGE DOOR THEATER at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

$16 in advance, $18 at the door. $60 VIP Cabaret tables for two (includes drink tickets.)

Adrian Crutchfield reimagines the sounds of Grover Washington Jr.

Presented by: Jazz Arts Initiative

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The Jazz Room: Premiere Thursdays

Feb 21 , 2019 · STAGE DOOR THEATER at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

$16 in advance, $18 at the door. $60 VIP Cabaret tables for two (includes drink tickets.)

Adrian Crutchfield reimagines the sounds of Grover Washington Jr.

Presented by: Jazz Arts Initiative

Queen City’s native son Adrian Crutchfield celebrates the smooth sounds of the legendary groove master, saxophonist Grover Washington Jr.  Crutchfield and his band will perform music from across Washington’s career, from his Grammy Award winning album Winelight to his popular 70’s classic Mister Magic.


More Variety. More Fun. More Jazz.

The Jazz Arts rolls out its new fall 2018 program expansion, Premiere Thursdays!

Premiere Thursdays presents a fresh and carefully curated kaleidoscope of exclusively themed programming for one-night only, or as a “premiere” to the popular JAZZ ROOM weekend shows.

Saxophonist and Charlotte native Adrian Crutchfield is known for his diverse musical abilities, pulling from a variety of genres in order to create a neo-soul sound all his own. After receiving his first saxophone at age 4 from Kenny G during a concert in Virginia, Adrian has gone on to become “one of his generation’s most prolific and successful professional musicians.” Having worked with a range of artists including Branford Marsalis, Lionel Richie, Ceelo Green and Bette Midler, Adrian toured and recorded with Prince and the New Power Generation as the leader of the band’s 11-piece horn section from 2012-2016. 

Known as one of the most influential saxophonists of his time, Grover Washington Jr. was a trail blazer in his field. First influenced by his father who also played the sax, Washington was performing in the New York club scene by age 12. Within his career, Grover was recorded on hits such as “Inner City Blues” and “Just the Two of Us” and with labels ranging from Motown Records to Columbia Records. Washington is known for his unique sound, giving his saxophone playing a full range of personal voices.

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Performance Schedule

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.