We will be taking the music series online!
The series celebrates the rich heritage of African American Musicians with ties to Eastern North Carolina, with artist director, Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr., house band and a special monthly guest artist. The music series is part of the African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina, a project of the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources and the counties of Edgecombe, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Nash, Pitt, Wayne and Wilson. There is also a guidebook and a website, www.AfricanAmericanMusicNC.com.
Location: Facebook Live at 7pm
Artistic Director: Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr.
Concert Date: August 14th - Vaughn Ambrose
Vaughn Ambrose is the Director of Jazz at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Upper School in Alexandria VA. As a highly sought after educator he serves as guest clinician and soloist with various schools and ensembles nationally and internationally.
Additionally, he is an adjudicator for Festivals of Music, an internationally recognized music festival series for middle and high school performance groups. In addition to his celebrated career as an educator, and in demand soloist, Vaughn leads his own Jazz quartet in the D.C. metro area and freelances up and down the east coast. He has performed at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the JVC Jazz Festival in New York City and the International Association of Jazz Educators Convention.
ABOUT CARROLL V. DASHIELL, JR.
Artist Director 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, D.C. 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.