May 11, 2023
Aaron Van Nynatten
Aaron Van Nynatten is a guitarist and graduate of the Miles Davis Jazz Studies program at UNC Greensboro. He’s a musician and educator from Wilmington, NC. He will be joined by Ryan Mulder (Sax), Ramon Garcia Martinez (Bass), and Xavier Ware (Drums) to play music by jazz legend Wayne Shorter who passed away this year.
Apr 20, 2023
Lydia Salett Dudley
Lydia Salett Dudley is a bandleader for the group Jazz Xpression, (Mercy Records) a contemporary jazz group based in Raleigh NC. The band has released several projects comprised of uniquely arranged jazz standards, holiday music and a array of various styles of modern jazz.
YouTube video of Lydia & Xpression
mar. 16, 2023
Bajissima latin jazz
Bajissima Latin Jazz is the newest project from bassist Natalie Boeyink. Featuring musical talent nurtured in North Carolina, Bajissma’s sound is driven by the lively and infections rhythms of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Each member of the group possesses considerable ensemble experience and limitless creativity. Natalie Boeyink,bass; Benny Hill, alto sax; Joe Dowdy, trombone; Carlos Garcia, piano; and Jonathan Hill, drums.
feb. 16, 2023
Brian Miller band
Brian Miller is a native of Kinston, NC and is a graduate of North Carolina Central University. Brian was first exposed to music at his church and developed a strong passion for music at an early age. By the time he graduated from high school, he played saxophone, tuba, trumpet, snare drum, bass clarinet and valve trombone. While a student at NCCU, he worked with jazz artists like Clark Terry, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Terrence Slide Hampton, Maceo Parker, Grady Tate, and Nicholas Payton, and played at the Montreux and Vienne Jazz Festivals.
Brian performed with the NCCU Jazz Ensemble twice at the White House for President Bill Clinton, and the band has recorded his original composition, Desmond Street. He has also performed with Tom Browne at Blues Alley, performed “On-Air” live with Branford Marsalis for WNCU 90.7 FM jazz radio,
jan. 19, 2023
serena bey & company
Salome Serena Wiley, also referred to as serena bey’ is a North American eclectic, classic, human being, saxophonist and music educator. She is transformative, explorative, and a transmuter of sonic frequencies. serena bey’s highlighting moments in her career are a memory.
Her 2018 release “The Light Under The Sun, featuring Serena Wiley,” can be found on Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora, Tidal, and BandCamp. She can also be found on the 2020 freshman album ‘Phases,’ a ‘DreamRoot release, as well as on ‘Dream Roots’’ latest single ‘Bad Habits.’
In her performance at Jazz@The Plaza on Princess, serena bey will be accompanied by:
Theous Jones - Drums / Percussion
Natalie Boeyink - Bass
Brandon "the moor" Mooring - Piano
Nov. 17, 2022
Mangroove Jazz Quintet
Manny Santos is a jazz percussionist/bandleader/vocalist who hails from New Bedford, Massachusetts and is of Cape Verdean decent. Manny became interested in jazz percussion at an early age and began performing professionally at the age of 15. His future would become one of polyrhythmic expressionism, inclusive of the jazz and latin experience.
Manny has worked with a host of musicians spanning an over 30-year musical career… He has worked with multiple Grammy Award Nominee and Recipient vocalist KURT ELLING (Democratic National Convention in Boston 2004), ANDRE WARD, DONALD HARRISON, MAURICE STARR, STEVEN TYLER (of AEROSMITH), RICKI FORD, RAN BLAKE, HILLIARD GREENE, WALTER BEASLEY, and the late JAKI BYARD…to name but a few.
Bellamy Mansion Jazz Series
sep. 8, 2022
El jaye johnson band
aug. 11, 2022
Mangroove Jazz Quintet
JUl 14, 2022