Music Series


The Second Friday of each month! (Except for april will be the third friday)

Cost: Free

Location: Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27858

Artistic Director: Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr.

Concert starts at 6:00pm

Next Concert Date: April 20th (Third Friday)- Part of the Billy Taylor Jazz Festival

Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr. 

Dashiell M.M., B.M., Howard University. Associate professor of music, director of jazz ensembles, and string/electric bass professor. Native of Washington, D.C. Citations in Who's Who in Music and Down Beat Magazine. Recognized for excellence in the music industry as a bassist, musical director, and also as a composer/arranger. Performances history include concerts with the Boston Pops, National Symphony, and the Washington Philharmonic Orchestras; performance dates with Dr. Billy Taylor, Ethel Ennis, and the Fifth Dimension; concert/show tours with Maurice Hines, Stephanie Mills, Maceo Parker, Ray Charles, Vanessa Rubin, and Jennifer Holiday. Appears on several CD/album recordings as bassist with Capitol (Blue Note) Records recording artist Bobby Watson and Horizon, Muse Records artist Roger "Buck" Hill. Appears as producer/performer on over thirty-five national and international recordings. 1994-95 recipient of the Robert and Lina Mays and Robert L. Jones Distinguished Alumni Teaching Excellence Award. A D'Addario Jazz Performing Artist. A SWR Sound Corporation Artist.


  • May 11, 2018 - Brian Miller

  • CVD


    The North Carolina Arts Council, Pitt County Arts Council, Greenville-Pitt Convention & Visitor's Bureau has named Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr. Artistic Director of a new series, The African American Music Series.  Carroll Dashiell is a native of Washington, DC. A graduate of Howard University, with citations in Who's Who in Music and Down Beat Magazine, Carroll has been recognized for excellence in the music industry as a bassist, musical director/conductor and also as a composer/arranger. Affectionately known as CVD, he has been involved in academia for more than three decades serving as professor of music at the Saint Mary's College of Maryland, University of the District of Columbia and East Carolina University in North Carolina. CVD is the producer and writer of A Tribute to Motown Records, (a stage show and concert that celebrates some of the African-American's cultural contributions to the music industry, staged in the tradition of the famous touring Motown Review) that is selling out theaters and venues nation-wide. In addition to composing, writing and arranging, CVD is continuing performance as jazz bassist and is very humbled to be the Founder and Director of the Dr. Billy Taylor Jazz Festival, named in honor of his mentor.

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