Jazz at Victoria Yards Summer Series: August Presents Robyn Springer & Dreamroot

Friday, August 20, 2021
Our final show of the outdoor summer series Jazz at Victoria Yards in uptown Charlotte In partnership with Charlotte Center City Partners showcasing a variety of the region’s top jazz musicians, to rock the stage at uptown Victoria Yards.
We are thrilled to present Robyn Springer with a versatile and sultry style known to transport audiences from church pews to Delta juke joints to downtown jazz cafes, we’ve enjoyed Robin Springer a few times in the JAZZ ROOM, including the 2020 Holiday Edition and August 2019 Stevie Wonder tribute. Her latest album, The Acoustic Project, is an eclectic collaboration with guitarist and songwriter Greg Cagle.
We are also excited to bring you Dreamroot, a Durham-based musical collective from Durham NC that combines pre-written and improvised sections, melding R&B forms with modern jazz solos that all fit nicely into the length of a longish pop song." Dreamroot released their debut album Phases in May of 2020, hoping to put out positive energy during a dark time. Members: Theous Jones (drums), Serena Wiley (saxophone/flute/spoken word/vocals), Ittai Korman (acoustic and electric bass), Lynn Grissett (trumpet) and Joe MacPhail (piano and keyboards).
We’ll also have the JazzArts Youth All-Stars to showcase the future stars of jazz right here in Charlotte. This group includes Gustavo Cruz, Samuel David, Trey Tarzia, Holland Majors & Olivia Ratliff.
Food trucks will be on hand for all of your refreshment needs while enjoying the music. You are welcome to bring your own food (please no glass or alcoholic beverages). Some chairs will be available – you are encouraged to bring your own if desired.
Note: According with the new COVID local and national guidelines, masking and social distancing are open to your own individual comfort level for those who are vaccinated.

Watch this mini-documentary to get a sense of the excitement and fun we’ve shared with audiences this summer. https://youtu.be/qnU7i7UIo9c
Partners include: Charlotte Center City Partners, Arts & Science Council, North Carolina Arts Council, Knight Foundation & O’s Place Jazz.